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Feb. 19, 2016

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-Six members of the Virginia men’s and women’s cross country teams were named to the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Cross Country All-Academic Team, the organization announced Friday (Feb. 19).

Graduate student Iona Lake (Norwich, England), junior Cleo Boyd (Kingston, Ontario), sophomore Megan Rebholz (Stafford, Va.) and freshman Emily Mulhern (Ijamsville, Md.) from the women’s team were honored, while junior Thomas Madden (Front Royal, Va.) and sophomore Chase Weaverling (Darnestown, Md.) from the men’s squad were recognized. In addition, both the Cavalier men and women were announced as USTFCCCA Cross Country All-Academic Teams.

All six Cavaliers were named to the All-ACC Cross Country Academic Team this season. Boyd, Lake, Mulhern and Weaverling were all named to the All-ACC and All-Southeast Region teams, while Madden and Rebholz were recognized on the All-Southeast Region squads.

The Virginia women won their first ACC Championship since 1982, were NCAA Southeast Regional champions and had the highest cumulative GPA among Virginia women’s teams during the Fall 2015 semester.

The Cavalier men placed third at the ACC Championships and second at the NCAA Southeast Regional.

In order for a student-athlete to qualify for the honor, they must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 and finished in the top-25 (or 10 percent) at regionals or as an All-American at the national meet. For a team to qualify, a squad must have at least five runners at an NCAA Division I regional meet and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 during the most recent grading period.

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