The Middlebury cross country teams were honored by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for their work in the classroom. The Panther men compiled a 3.71 team grade point average, good for the fourth-best mark in Division III, while the women finished with a 3.69 GPA to tie for 20th.
Individually, a total of 10 Middlebury student-athletes, six women and four men, were recognized as Division III Scholar Athletes by the organization. To earn the award, student-athletes must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or greater and have finished among the top-25 percent of finishers at their respective regional championships.
For the men, who were third at the regional and 15th at the NCAA meet, juniors Harrison Knowlton (Turner, Maine) and Miles Meijer (Mountain View, Calif.) along with sophomore Henry Fleming (San Rafael, Calif.) and rookie Matt D'Aquila picked up individual academic laurels.
On the women's side, seniors Read Allen (Weston, Mass.), juniors Rory Kelly (Winnetka, Ill.), Katherine MacCary (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Abigail Nadler (Chicago, Ill.) as well as sophomore Meg Wilson (Concord, Mass.) and rookie Katherine Glew (Wilmette, Ill.) were lauded for their efforts in the classroom. The Panther women finished with a fourth-place effort at the NCAA Regional hosted by the University of Southern Maine, and a week later finished 11th at the NCAA Championship in Elsah, Illinois.