Nov. 18, 2010
Walnut Creek, Calif. - The Cardinal cross-country teams were well represented on the Pac-10 All-Academic teams as announced today by Commissioner Larry Scott. Overall, 23 Stanford student-athletes were honored with four being named to the first team.
On the men's side Chris Derrick, Elliott Heath and Miles Unterreiner were named to the Pac-10 All-Academic first team. Derrick won the NCAA Pre-National Invitational and carries a 3.83 grade-point average in economics. Heath was the Pac-10 Champion, while holding a 3.57 gpa in engineering. Finally, Miles Unterreiner has been a solid No. 4 runner all season for the nation's top-ranked team. He carries a 3.99 gpa in history.
The women were led by Pac-10 runner-up Kathy Kroeger who was named to the All-Academic first team. Kroeger has been Stanford's top runner at every meet this season, including winning the individual title at the Stanford Invitational. The sophomore is an undeclared major, carrying a 3.94 gpa.
Nine more Stanford runners were honored as honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic. Emilie Amaro, Claire Collison, Alex Dunne, Alex Gits, Stephanie Marcy, Emma Miller-Bedell, Tori Pennings, Kristin Reese and Hannah Varnell all earned the award for their work in the classroom.
The Cardinal will conclude the season on Monday, Nov. 22, at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Ind.