RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Felician University women's cross-country team earned All-Academic Team honors from the United States Track & Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for the 2016 season, the USTFCCCA announced on Thursday.
The Golden Falcons earn the award for the third time in program history, having also been so honored following 2013 and 2015.
A total of 156 NCAA Division II women's teams were bestowed with All-Academic Team honors by posting a cumulative team grade-point average of 3.00 or better through the Fall 2016 semester, and scoring at an NCAA D-II regional meet. Felician was one of six Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's programs to be recognized.
Felician, led by second-year head coach Rob DeCarlo Jr. of Saddle Brook, amassed a cumulative GPA of 3.31. The Golden Falcons finished in 27th place at the East Regional Championship in Hopkinton, N.H., on Nov. 5.
More information, including a complete list of Division II women's and men's honorees, is available at www.ustfccca.org/2017/02/featured/ncaa-dii-cross-country-team-academic-awards-2016.
A list of Felician team members can be viewed at http://felicianathletics.com/sports/wxc/2016-17/roster.
Felician University, the Franciscan University of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic university founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician University welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician University currently enrolls more than 2,100 students and offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs, in the classroom and online, in the arts and sciences, business and management sciences, health sciences and teacher education. Felician University also sponsors 14 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II level.