The NDSU men’s cross country team has been honored as an All-Academic squad by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association after compiling a 3.45 cumulative team grade-point average for the 2012 season.
NDSU’s cumulative team GPA tied for the 18th-best in the nation according to the association report. The Bison owned the second-highest GPA of the five Summit League schools that made the list.
To qualify as an All-Academic cross country team, it must have a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or better and started at least five runners at the NCAA regional championship.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.