In order to qualify for All-Academic distinction, student-athletes must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale and finish in the top-30 percent of their respective regional championship meet, among other qualifiers.
The women’s team collected six all-academic athletes in Ella Bakken (Biology), Patty Jo English (History/Pre-Law), Mia Salas (Exercise Science), Nicolette Schmidt (Masters of Education), Caroline Sudbeck (English) and Iris Velting (Masters of Sports Administration and Leadership).
As a team, the women compiled a 3.727 GPA, which stands eighteenth-best in the nation.
The men’s team garnered five all-academic selections in colten brand (Exercise Science), Eric Gundersen (Business Administration), ryan hartman (Exercise Science), henry klitzke (Masters of Business Administration) and Matt Steiger (Masters of Professional Accountancy).
The men’s team compiled a team GPA of 3.597, ranking ninth in all of Division II.
The Augustana cross country team recently finished another very impressive season under Director of Track & Field, Tracey Hellman, The women’s team placed fifth at the national meet with two All-Americans while the men finished seventh overall having one All-American.