NEW ORLEANS, LA. - The Mars Hill men's cross country team has been recognized as a 2016 Division II Cross Country All-Academic Scholar team, while also placing three members on the All-Academic Individuals list (Brandon Beard, Gil Gilreath, and Nathan Jones). This is the 13th time in program history that the men's team has earned the prestigious recognition.
The individual All-Academic honor was awarded to those athletes who have compiled a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25 and finished among the top 30 percent of eligible runners at his or her regional championships and/or the top half of the field at the NCAA Championships. Teams must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and must have scored at an NCAA Division II regional meet to qualify for All-Academic awards.