by Alan Babbitt
The Hope College men's cross country team has received All-Academic Team honors in NCAA Division III from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
In order to qualify for All-Academic distinction, teams must have a cumulative GPA of 3.1 on a 4.0 scale, including the most recent grading period, among other qualifiers. There were 172 men's honorees in Division III.
Led by head coach Mark Northuis, the Flying Dutchmen recorded a team grade point average of 3.43.
This fall, Hope placed 15th at the Division III Great Lakes Regional and tied for third at the MIAA Championships.