NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Belmont men's cross country team was named a United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team as the organization announced its academic awards on Thursday. In addition, two individuals, Matthew Edwards and Jacob McLeod earned All-Academic Individual honors.
The Bruins were named an All-Academic Team for the 11th time in the last 12 years by posting a team grade point average of 3.5. Belmont was one of nine OVC teams to receive this honor.
To be named an USTFCCCA All-Academic Team, a program must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher during the 2018 fall semester.
During the 2018 season, the men's cross country team had five top-10 finishes in six events, including a second place showing at the OVC Championships and a fourth place finish at the NCAA South Regional.
Individually, freshman Jacob McLeod and senior Matthew Edwards earned USTFCCA All-Academic Individual honors for the first time.
McLeod had a highly successful first season as Bruin, earning OVC Freshman of the Year honors and qualifying for the NCAA Championship. Edwards had four top-25 finishes in his final season and earned All-South Region and All-OVC honors.
For a full list of honorees, click on the links below.