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September 27, 2020
 

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ONU men’s and women’s teams recognized

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced its 2019 Cross Country All-Academic Teams and Athletes.

The Polar Bears were named an All-Academic Team for having a cumulative GPA north of 3.1. There were 172 other teams that were honored. 

Junior Travis Sutter (Fort Recovery) reeled in All-Academic honors. In order to qualify, athletes must have at least a 3.3 GPA and finish inside the top 25 percent of their regional meet. There were a total of 309 athletes that won the honor.

The Polar Bears closed the season with a 10th-place finish at the Great Lakes Regional. Sutter led the charge at the regional meet, crossing 34th. 

Women
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced its 2019 Cross Country All-Academic Teams and Athletes. 

The Polar Bears were named an All-Academic Team for having a cumulative GPA north of 3.1. There were 212 other teams that were honored. 

In addition to the team award, senior Kathleen Colvin (Hilliard/Bishop Ready), junior Megan Wright (Eaton/Twin Valley South), sophomore Rue Whitmore (Mason) and sophomore Tessa Pitcovich (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls) all garnered All-Academic honors. In order to qualify, athletes must have at least a 3.3 GPA and finish inside the top 25 percent of their regional meet. There were a total of 378 athletes that won the honor. 

The Polar Bears closed the season with a seventh-place finish at the Great Lakes Regional. Pitcovich advanced to the NCAA Championships, finishing 77th.

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