New Orleans, LA --- The WPI men's and women's cross country squads both logged top 20 team GPAs within Division III as both squads were named U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Teams. In addition, five men and three women were recognized for their accomplishments at the NCAA Division III New England Championships and in the classroom.
The women were tied for seventh overall with NEWMAC rival Smith with an impressive 3.77 GPA while the men placed 16th with a stellar 3.62 GPA.
On the men's side, seniors Jake Scarponi (Barrington, NH) and Tom Hanlon (Derry, NH) earned the honor for the third consecutive year while classmate Avery Ingegneri (Warwick, RI) picked up his third award in four seasons. Junior Logan Gaudette (Holden, MA) made his second straight appearance on the scroll and freshman David Reynolds (Andover, MA), who participated in the NCAA Championships, earned his first accolade.
For the women, seniors Sydney Packard (Georgetown, MA) and Ari Rozen (Carver, MA) brought home the honor for the third straight season and were WPI's top two finishers at the New England regional while rookie Grace Hadley (North Reading, MA) was named for the first time.
In order to qualify as an individual, student-athletes must have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 and finish in the top 25 percent of their respective regional championship meet. For a team to be considered, it must have competed and compiled a team score at an NCAA Regional meet and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.10 on a 4.0 scale.