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Grabow Named To WCC All-Academic Team

Nov 7, 2013

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University of the Pacific cross country team's Becky Grabow was named to the West Coast Conference All-Academic Team, while fellow sophomores Lindsay Wourms, Dale Dong and Mia Knipper received honorable mention, the conference office in San Bruno announced Thursday morning. 

Grabow (Carson City, Nev.) holds a cumulative 3.91 GPA as a student in the Benerd School of Education. In addition to her accolades in the classroom, she has had a record year on the course, setting new personal marks in the 4K, 5K and 6K distances. 

At the season opening USF Cross Country Invitational, Grabow finished 20th overall in 18:42 to beat her previous mark in the distance by more than five seconds. Grabow finished 5th overall at the Nevada Twilight Cross Country Classic 4K, pacing the tigers in 15:50 and eclipsing her previous best in her home state. In the Bronco Invite on October 19th, Grabow finished with a new personal best time of 22:45.3. 

The WCC also announced that Wourms (3.25, Sport Medicine, Camas, Wash.), Dong (3.50, Pre-Pharmacy, Stockton) and Knipper (3.40, English, Morada) received honorable mention distinction for the the Tigers, who have consistently been among the NCAA's best squads in the classroom. 

At the conclusion of each athletic season, the WCC selects an all-academic squad for each WCC-sponsored sport. To be considered in the sport of women's cross country, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average, be a significant contributor to her team and participate in at least 50 percent of all contests, and have at least sophomore athletic and academic standing with at least one year in residence at the nominating institution.

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