PORTLAND, Ore. - Eight Alaska Anchorage Seawolves were named to the 2012 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Cross Country All-Conference Academic Team, announced by the league on Thursday.
A total of 69 student-athletes - 31 men and 38 women - were recognized with the distinction after posting a minimum GPA of at least 3.20 and competing in at least their second season at their respective universities.
Leading the GNAC field with a perfect 4.0 GPA were three student-athletes, including two from UAA - Bryn Haebe (nursing) and Christi Schmitz (nursing). Seniors Micah Chelimo (mechanical engineering) and Miriam Kipng'eno (nursing & nutrition) were among 10 student-athletes that received the accolade for the third year in a row.
The Seawolves head to Joplin, Mo., for the 2012 NCAA Div. II Cross Country Championships on Nov. 17.