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NEW ORLEANS, La.-The Virginia men’s and women’s cross country teams have been honored as 2011 USTFCCCA Cross Country All-Academic teams, as announced by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Seniors Mark Amirault (Walpole, Mass.) and Anna Corrigan (Burke, Va.) were also selected as USTFCCCA All-Academic honorees.

58 men from 36 schools and 104 women from 67 institutions were named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic individual list. To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have either earned USTFCCCA All-America status or finished in the NCAA region’s top 15 (or top 10 percent) in 2011.

Amirault, a graduate student transfer from Princeton, earned All-American honors after finishing 27th at the 2011 NCAA Cross Country Championships. He crossed the line third at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships to earn All-Southeast Region status. He also earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors in 2010 with the Tigers.

Corrigan was a part of the Virginia women’s team that won the NCAA Southeast Regional crown for the second consecutive year, placing 10th en route to all-region honors. She is a three-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll and was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District III Track and Field and Cross Country First Team in 2011.

As a team, the women’s squad was named an all-academic team after compiling an overall 3.21 cumulative GPA. The Cavaliers won the NCAA Southeast Regional for the third time in four years, placed 20th at the NCAA Championships and have been named an all-academic team for the sixth consecutive year and 12th time overall.

The men were also named an all-academic squad with a combined 3.14 cumulative GPA. The Cavaliers finished sixth at the ACC Championships, ninth at the NCAA Southeast Regional and has been selected as an all-academic team three years running and six times overall.

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