Women’s Cross Country Earns Provost’s Award For Third-Consecutive Season

first_imgThe Drake University women’s cross country team received the prestigious Provost’s Award for the third consecutive year on Feb. 17. The award is given annually to the Drake athletic team that records the highest team grade point average.During the 2014-15 season, the team recorded a stellar 3.77 GPA, the highest in the program’s history. “They are equally dedicated in their academics and athletics,” Drake cross country coach Dan Hostager said of his team. “It’s something they’ve put a lot of work into and it’s nice to be rewarded. Every year they set the bar higher and continue to exceed it. They’re also in very demanding majors and it’s amazing to maintain that level of excellence year in and year out.”The third-straight Provost Award adds to the team’s incredible resume of academic accomplishments. In November, Emma Huston (Des Moines, Iowa) was named the Missouri Valley Conference’s Elite 18 Award Winner. The award is given to the student-athlete with the highest GPA at an MVC Championship. During the 2014 fall semester, the team recorded the fifth-highest GPA in the nation at 3.75 and earned USTFCCCA Scholar Team honors for the eighth time in the last nine years.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *