(NEW ORLEANS) – Justin Groubert (Jr., Hartville, OH/Lake) and Naimbai Njerakey (Fr., North Canton, OH/Wheaton (MD)) have earned national USTFCCCA All-Academic honors for the 2013 cross country season. The duo accounted for two of the 212 men in Division II who earned the accolades. Groubert is mathematics and accounting major. Njerakey is international relations major.
Honorees must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or greater and must have finished among the top 30 percent of total eligible runners at his regional championship (total Division II teams in the region multiplied by seven runners per team) or in the top half of the field at the NCAA Championships.
Those 212 men hail from 96 different institutions and 22 different conferences. Indiana (Pa.) was the best represented program with six individuals earning All-Academic honors, followed by Saint Leo and Tampa with five apiece.
The PSAC led the way in conference representation with 31 total honorees, followed by the GLIAC with 22 and the Northeast-10 with 17.