New Orleans, La. (April 5) -- The MIT men's and women's cross country teams have each earned U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team honors for the 2020-21 academic year. The women's team was second in the nation with an overall team GPA of 3.886 (on the 4.0 scale), while the men's team ranked 26th nationally with a GPA of 3.584.
Overall on the women's side, there were 216 teams that received All-Academic honors, along with 180 on the men's side. In order to qualify for All-Academic distinction, teams must have a cumulative GPA of 3.1 on a 4.0 scale, including the most recent grading period from the Fall 2020 semester.
For the women's team, five student-athletes boast a perfect 5.0 GPA on MIT's 5.0 grading scale, along with three members of the men's program.
On the cross country trail, the MIT men's team has won all 22 NEWMAC Championships and posted five top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championship, while the women's squad has won 13 straight NEWMAC titles and has 12 straight top-10 finishes at the NCAA's. Most recently in 2019, the MIT men's team finished ninth at Nationals and the women's team posted a seventh-place showing.