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L to R: Natalie Bitetti, Meredith Bloss, Angie Gushue, Anika Kimme
L to R: Natalie Bitetti, Meredith Bloss, Angie Gushue, Anika Kimme

Athenas Place Four on USTFCCCA Cross Country All-Academic Team

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's cross country team had four members earn All-Academic Athlete honors from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, the organization announced this week.

Natalie Bitetti, Meredith Bloss, Angie Gushue and Anika Kimme earned the distinction for carrying at least a 3.3 cumulative grade point average and placing in the top 25 percent of the NCAA Regional. Bitetti was the West Regional Champion in Spokane (as well as the SCIAC Champion), while Bloss finished fourth, Kimme sixth, and Gushue 17th (out of 165 runners), with each earning All-Region honors. 

CMS earned the NCAA West Regional championship for the fifth straight season, and captured its 14th straight team qualification to nationals, where the Athenas came in 10th place. Bitetti added All-America honors for the second straight season in frigid conditions in East Lansing, Michigan.

In addition to the four All-Academic Athletes, the Athenas also earned All-Academic Team distinction for carrying a 3.65 team GPA, easily passing the minimum 3.1 threshold. 

To view the complete list of All-Academic selections from the USTFCCCA, go to the following link: 

USTFCCCA All-Academic