Feb. 14, 2014
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The USTFCCCA released its academic awards for the 2013 cross country season on Friday. Purdue’s Matthew McClintock was one of 72 men named USTFCCCA All-Academic, while the men’s and women’s teams each earned All-Academic Team honors.
McClintock picked up the award for the second year in a row. To be eligible for the honor, individuals must have compiled a 3.25 or greater grade point average and have finished as an All-American or among the top 15 finisher at a regional meet. McClintock covered all three as the Movement and Sports Sciences major finished second at the regional, earned All-America accolades at the NCAA Championships with a 37th-place finish and has a cumulative GPA of 3.48.
The Purdue sophomore is one of just 19 individuals to finish as an All-American and earn All-Academic honors. The Big Ten boasted the most All-Academic honors on the men’s side, tied with the ACC, with nine honorees.
The men’s and women’s team earned all-academic honors after competing in regionals and compiling team cumulative GPAs of 3.0 or better. The women’s team has a 3.55, while the men earned a 3.22 average after the first semester. The Boilermakers were among 217 women’s teams and 160 men’s programs to be honored.
The women have been honored eight-straight years, while the men earn their sixth-straight academic award.
The Boilermakers are in the midst of the indoor track and field season. McClintock and the Boilermakers will compete this weekend with some at the Fred Wilt Boilermaker Invite, while others will travel to Iowa for the Iowa State Invite.