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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

March 11, 2010

Women's Cross Country Team, Individuals Earn Academic Accolades

MARYVILLE, Mo.-The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has announced its 2009 women's cross country all-academic team and individual awards and Northwest Missouri State is represented on both lists.

The Bearcats earned an All-Academic Team award after combining for a 3.18 grade point average and competing and scoring in an NCAA regional championship meet. In addition, seniors Anna O'Brien and Jane Bowness, juniors Kayli Hrdlicka and Mary Jantz and sophomore Angela Adams earned All-Academic honors for their work in the classroom and on the course.

To qualify for All-Academic honors, a student-athlete must have completed at least 12 semester/quarter hours through the semester of competition at the institution and have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. The student-athlete must have also placed in the top 30 percent of the total number of athletes eligible to compete at the respective regional championships or have placed in the top 50 percent of the field at the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships.

Adams, a pre-nursing major, was Northwest's top finisher by placing 14th at the NCAA regional cross country meet back and November and maintains a 3.89 grade point average. Adams has qualified for this week's indoor track and field national championship meet in Albuquerque, N.M., and will compete in the 5,000-meter run Saturday at 6:35 p.m. CST.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

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