GSW XC's Hurricane Highlight #2: A Year of Academic Excellence

GSW XC's Hurricane Highlight #2: A Year of Academic Excellence

AMERICUS - The No. 2 highlight of GSW's running season consists of the numerous academic honors the 2012-13 team took home this past year.

The Georgia Southwestern women's cross country team was honored at the annual GSW end-of-the-year athletics banquet with the 2012-13 President's Cup as the squad earned the highest yearly team-GPA of all ten Georgia Southwestern athletic teams.

The Lady Hurricanes achieved a team-GPA of 3.476 for the 2012-13 academic year.

In addition, Mollie McGowan, who currently holds a 3.974 GPA, was honored with the Susan Kay Smith award that goes to the senior female athlete who is the best all-around representative of GSW Athletics.

McGowan, an excercise science major, was also named to the First-Team All-Academic Peach Belt team in addition to be honored as GSW's Female Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Joining McGowan on the Peach Belt's First-Team All-Academic team is senior Kaitlin Wilkinson. In addition, sophomore Micah Bucher earned a conference academic honorable mention award.

To be eligible for the All-Academic team, a student-athlete must 1) participate in at least half of his/her team’s events and be either a starter or significant contributor; 2) achieved a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and 3) completed at least one full academic year at his or her current institution.

Stay tuned tomorrow as the top highlight of the 2012 GSW cross country running season will be revealed.