The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced the Division III All-Academic Teams and Individuals for the 2016 cross country season on Feb. 9, and both Denison teams were represented. The women's team earned all-academic standing, while senior Jake Dennie and sophomore Anna Fash were singled out for their outstanding GPAs.
Dennie landed on the all-academic team for the second-straight season and the third time in his collegiate career. The second-team All-NCAC honoree finished 12th at the North Coast Athletic Conference Championship meet while also placing 59th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional.
Fash is a two-time honoree by the USTFCCCA after leading the Big Red at both the conference and regional meets. The sophomore placed seventh at the NCAC Championship meet, earning her a spot on the all-conference first team. Two weeks later, Fash earned all-region honors after finishing 27th at the NCAA Great Lakes regional. As a team, the women compiled a GPA of 3.47.
To qualify for All-Academic Individual status, runners must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30 while also finishing in the top 25 percent of all finishers at regionals. Teams can receive All-Academic honors by compiling a cumulative GPA of 3.10 or higher and competing in at least five different meets with at least five runners representing their schools at each event.