February 1, 2007

          EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville women's and men's cross country teams have been honored by U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for their academic performance.
          The Cougars were honored as one of 57 men's teams and one of 91 women's teams that posted a cumulative team grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The SIUE men finished with a GPA of 3.306 while the SIUE women posted a GPA of 3.412.
          "They performed well in the classroom as well as the athletic arena," said SIUE cross country coach David Astrauskas. "Almost everyone across the board posted a GPA above 3.0."
          There were 46 insitutions nationwide in which both a men's and women's NCAA Division II squad made the All-Academic list.
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