NEW ORLEANS, La. - Lucy Conroy (Mt. Vernon, Iowa/Mt. Vernon) and the Coe College women's cross country team were recently honored for their performance in the classroom this past season.
Conroy was one of 352 women across the country to earn USTFCCCA All-Academic honors. To earn that distinction, student-athletes must have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher and finish in the top 25 percent at their respective regional. Conroy was one of 13 student-athletes from the Iowa Conference to earn the award.
In just her freshman season, Conroy qualified for the NCAA National Championships after earning NCAA All-Central and All-Iowa Conference honors. Conroy finished 100th in the field of 280 runners at the NCAA Championships in 22:20.90. It was the second fastest time ever recorded by a Kohawk at the NCAA Championships and the fastest time by a freshman in school history.
The Kohawks were one of 207 teams to be recognized by the USTFCCCA. In order for a program to be eligible, the student-athletes must have compiled a cumulative GPA of at least 3.10 and the team must have competed in at least five different meets with at least five runners representing their school at each.
The Coe women were one of seven Iowa Conference schools to be honored as an All-Academic Team. As a team, the Kohawks posted a cumulative GPA of 3.34 through the fall of 2014. The Kohawk women were also honored by the USTFCCCA in 2014, 2013 and 2011.