LYNDON CENTER, Vt. — Josh Grant, a senior runner with the Lyndon men's cross country program, has been named an Academic All-American by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Scholar Athletes are determined from among those who earned All-Academic status and placed highest individually at the most recent NCAA Championships. Grant, a senior Environmental Science major from Nashua, N.H., has thus far earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.76 through the 2012 fall semester.
A total of 162 student-athletes representing the 85 institutions compose the USTFCCCA Academic All-American Team. Grant is the first-ever male runner from the North Atlantic Conference to achieve this honor. Also, he the only student-athlete cross country runner from a Vermont school to achieve this lofty status in 2012-13.
"This is a testament to Josh's exceptional balance between academics and athletic excellence," said Lyndon Head Cross Country Coach Chris Ummer. "He is a model student-athlete for both Lyndon State College and the North Atlantic Conference."
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or greater through the most-recent semester and placed in the top 35 at the NCAA Regional Championships. Grant finished 16th at the NCAA New England regionals in November.