EMU's cross country women have won a handful of All-Academic awards from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Michaela Mast (Broadway, Va./Eastern Mennonite) and Megan Good (Harrisonburg, Va./Eastern Mennonite) were named All-Academic as individuals, while the Royals women were given the Team All-Academic award.
In order to be named USTFCCA All-Academic, student-athletes must have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) and finish in the top 25% at their respective regional. A team must have competed and compiled a team score at an NCAA Regional meet and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.10.
Mast finished 16th at the South/Southeast Regional in November, also earning All-Region status. A first-time runner as a senior, Mast finished second at the ODAC Championships to be All-ODAC First Team and was voted as the ODAC Rookie of the Year. She was a two-time ODAC Runner of the Week, also earning the ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete award.
Good came in 59th out of 240 women at the regional race, just making it into the top 25% of finishers. The sophomore was 11th at the ODAC Championships, earning All-ODAC Second Team laurels for the second straight year.
As a team, the Eastern Mennonite women finished third at the ODAC Championships and were ninth out of 34 teams at the regional meet.