NEW ORLEANS – The Bridgewater women's cross country team and freshman Kaylee Kubisiak earned 2012 All-Academic status announced by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Friday.
To qualify as a USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country Team, the team must have a cumulative team GPA of 3.10 or better.
Bridgewater qualified for team All-Academic honors with a team GPA of 3.438, along with six other Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) schools.
Kubisiak was the lone Bridgewater student-athlete to receive individual recognition. The student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or greater in the most recent semester and place in the top 35 at the NCAA Regional Championships to qualify.
The Abbottstown, Pa. native graduated from New Oxford High School and is now a health and exercise major here at Bridgewater. For her rookie season, she piled up the accolades. In the ODAC meet, she finished second place, earning her a spot on the first-team All-ODAC team, as well as the Rookie of the Year honor. The freshman finished fifth in the South/Southeast Region meet and picked up All-Region honors. Kubisiak also ran in the NCAA Championship meet and crossed the line in 123rd place.
Kubisiak is only one of three ODAC student-athletes recognized for the 2012 season/semester.