MEDFORD, Mass. – The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced their 2018 NCAA Division III Cross Country teams and individual All-Academic awards. Tufts men's cross country team earned an academic honor and five individuals on the roster received awards.
In order to receive an individual award, a student-athlete must have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 and finish in the top 25 percent of their respective regional championship meet. The five Jumbos who accomplished both tasks were seniors Andrew Doherty Munro (Physics), Dylan Jones (Civil Engineering and History), Colin Raposo (Biology) and Hiroto Watanabe (Biology), and sophomore Peter Horvath (Computer Science and Political Science). The Jumbos as a team also met the requirements of completing and compiling a team score at an NCAA Regional meet and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.10. The brown and blue, led by coach Joel Williams registered an overall GPA of 3.46 and placed 25th in the NCAA Championship.
Jones has now received the honor in three consecutive years. Doherty Munro, Raposo, and Watanabe each have earned the award for the second year in a row and for the second time in their careers. This was the first year Horvath received the award in his two years at Tufts.
Senior Dhruvil Patel (Accounting) of North Central (Ill.) was named the 2018 Division III Scholar Athlete of the Year. North Central (Ill.) was named the Division III Scholar Team of the Year for the third consecutive year with a 3.26 cumulative GPA and had four runners finish in the top 11 at NCAAs.
Written By Athletic Communications Intern Bryan Costello