The Newman University Men’s Cross Country Team has the highest GPA in the nation in all of the NCAA, including Division I, II and III, according to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The Newman Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams were both named Academic All-American teams on Friday, Feb. 14 by the USTFCCCA.
A total of 136 women’s programs and 94 men’s programs earned All-Academic Team honors.
The Newman men’s team totaled a team GPA of 3.80 – the highest in all NCAA levels. It’s is the third straight season for the Jets to earn the honor.
The Jets GPA outranked Div I UT Chattanooga, which totaled a 3.71, and Div III Ithaca, which totaled a 3.66, to earn the highest GPA in all of NCAA men’s cross country. The women’s team earned the honor for the fifth straight season. The Lady Jets had a team GPA of 3.23.