NEW ORLEANS - The University of California San Diego men’s and women’s cross country programs were both named among U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division II All-Academic teams. In addition, two individuals, one UC San Diego woman and one man, earned All-Academic honors from the USTFCCCA.
Kristin Semancsin (San Diego/Valhalla HS) was named All-Academic performer from the women’s side and sophomore Timothy Corvese were the representatives on the men’s side. Semancsin repeats as All-Academic, earning the award for the second time in her career. Corvese is a first-time honoree.
To qualify as USTFCCCA All-Academic, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 or greater through the most recent quarter/semester, completed at least 12 credit hours in the term of cross country competition, and placed in the top 50 percent at the NCAA Championships or in the top 30 percent at NCAA regional championships.
A total of 675 athletes – 393 women and 282 men – earned individual All-Academic honors.
In addition to the individual accolades, the UCSD men’s and women’s programs were both selected All-Academic as a team for their collective performances in the classroom. The Triton men had a cumulative GPA of 3.11, while the women posted a 3.04.
To qualify as a USTFCCCA All-Academic Team, the squad must have had a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better and have produced a team score at the regional championship.
Overall, 176 institutions were recognized as All-Academic.