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Hopkins Women's Cross Country Team Named Division III Scholar Team of the Year

Ashley Murphy added All-Academic to her senior season resume, which already includes All-America and Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll honors
Feb. 11, 2015

NEW ORLEANS, LA - The Johns Hopkins women's cross country team received another honor today, being named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFFCA) Division III Scholar Team of the Year for the 2014 cross country season. This is the third consecutive year the Blue Jays women's team has received the award.

The national champion Blue Jays are among 211 women's programs to have received the distinction of being an All-Academic team. The distinction is won by being the highest-finishing team at the NCAA Championship meet to have at least a 3.1 cumulative GPA.

Hopkins' women had a 3.31 team GPA and four All-Academic individuals, Caroline Powers, Ashley Murphy, Bridget Gottlieb and Frances Loeb. To receive this recognition, student-athletes must have a 3.3 minimum cumulative GPA and have finished in the top 25 percent of finishers at regionals. Murphy, an international studies major who sports a 3.41 GPA, and classmate and psychology major Loeb, who boasts a 3.62 in the classroom, were also named All-Americans after finishing 15th and 29th, respectively, at the NCAA Championship meet.

Powers, a junior from Swarthmore, PA, sports a 3.35 in economics and finished 13th at the regional meet. Meanwhile, Gottlieb, a freshman who burst onto the national scene this season, finished second at the regional meet behind teammate Sophia Meehan. After just missing All-America honors following a 37th place finish at the NCAA Championships, Gottlieb bounces back with the All-Academic nod, after sporting a 3.45 in her first collegiate semester.



Of the 35 All-American women, 24 earned All-Academic honors, including eight women who had a 4.0 GPA ran at nationals. National champion Amy Regan, a junior from Stevens Institute was the Division III Scholar Athlete of the Year. She has a 4.0 cumulative GPA in engineering management.

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