Women's cross country honored for academic excellence

Miami, Ohio-----For the second year in a row, San Jose State University was honored for academic excellence by the Women’s Intercollegiate Cross Country Coaches Association (WICCCA).

During the 2005 calendar year, the Spartan women’s cross country team amassed a cumulative grade-point average for the spring and fall semesters of 3.327 on a 4.000 scale. Teams with cumulative grade-point averages above 3.000 earned the association’s “All-Academic” designation.

“I’m very proud of them. There is competition within our team to perform at a high level academically. We don’t want to recruit a prospective student-athlete unless she has at least a 3.0 coming out of high school,” said San Jose State cross country head coach Augie Argabright. “I also want to give credit to Cindy Kato (director of student success services) and her staff for being available to help any student-athlete who has an academic concern."

“I’d be highly disappointed if our team was not on this list every year,” added the Spartans coach.

One-hundred-and-sixteen NCAA Divisions I, II and III colleges and universities were recognized. Utah State is the only other current Western Athletic Conference institution to make the list for 2005.