NMU cross country runners saluted

MARQUETTE – Several Northern Michigan University cross country runners have earned recognition for their academics.

They were named to the U.S. Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic team.

Honorees must have compiled a cumulative grade-point average or 3.25 or greater on a 4.0 scale. They must also have finished among the top 30 percent of runners at regionals or the top 50 percent at nationals.

Those Wildcats cited and their respective majors: Megan Edic, biology/physiology; Olivia Howard, social work; Kameron Burmeister of Menominee, nursing; Xavier Donajkowski, environmental science; Larissa Halonen, nursing; Caroline Brisbois, environmental science; and Vivian Hett, undeclared.

The Wildcats, along with Robert Wesleyan and Western State, led the nation for the most student-athletes to make the team.

The NMU squad also earned All-Academic team honors after earning a 3.63 cumulative GPA.