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February 9, 2012

Four named to USTFCCCA Cross Country All-Academic Teams

NEW ORLEANS, La. - Colorado School of Mines' Russell Drummond, Kirsten Farquhar, Chloe Gustafson and Hannah Schuster all earned recognition on the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association 2011 Division II Cross Country All-Academic Team as announced over the past two days by the USTFCCCA.

Drummond, a junior from Eugene, Ore. (Churchill H.S.), earned All-American honors (33rd overall) as he helped the CSM men place fifth at the NCAA Championships. Drummond was a First Team Academic All-RMAC selection in cross country and is earning USTFCCCA honors for cross country for the second straight season.

A freshman from Colorado Springs, Colo. (Rampart H.S.), Farquhar finished 51st at the NCAA Central Region Championships and placed 24th at the RMAC Championships during the 2011 season.

Gustafson, a freshman from Lincoln, Neb. (Lincoln Southeast H.S.), competed as an individual at the NCAA Championships and finished 74th overall. Gustafson was the top finisher for the Oredigger women at NCAA Central Region Championships placing 22nd to earn All-Region honors.

A junior from Littleton, Colo. (D'Evelyn H.S.), Schuster was a Second Team All-RMAC performer in 2011 with a 14th-place finish. Schuster earned Second Team Academic All-RMAC honors and finished 42nd at the NCAA Central Region Championships.

To qualify, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or greater through the most-recent semester, completed at least 12 credit hours in the semester of cross country competition, and placed in the top 50 percent at the most recent NCAA National Championships or in the top 30 percent at the NCAA Regional Championships.

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