March 3, 2009

RONOH NAMED TO THE USTFCCCA DIVISION I WOMEN'S ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi sophomore Anne Ronoh has been named to the USTFCCCA Division I Women's All-Academic team.

In the classroom, Ronoh boasts a 3.27 grade-point average as a nursing major In the course, Ronoh, from Eldoret, Kenya, became the first Islander women's runner to reach the NCAA Cross Country Championship where she placed 125th out of 252 runners and was the only Southland Conference runner in the field. She advanced to the national meet after placing 11th at the NCAA South Central Region race.

"This is a tremendous honor for Anne and recognizes her ability to excel on and off the course," said Islander cross country coach Shawn Flanagan.

The award honors those student-athletes who have succeeded both academically and athletically. To be eligible for the award a student-athlete must carry a minimum 3.25 cumulative grade point average and must finish in the top 15 finishers (or top 10%) of the field at their respective NCAA regional meet or attain All-American status at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships.