James Maglasang Named to 2011 C-USA Cross Country All-Academic Team
Dec. 9, 2011
IRVING, Texas--Memphis sophomore James Maglasang was named to the 2011 Conference USA Cross Country All-Academic Team, as announced by the league on Friday. This is the first all-academic nod for Maglasang, who joins Curtis Gibbs (2010) as the only U of M men's cross country runners to garner the honor.
Maglasang was one of seven male student-athletes, and the sole sophomore, selected to this year's team. Requirements for student-athletes to makes the all-academic team are a 3.2 cumulative grade point average or better and being a key member of their program. Voting on the all-academic team is done by the league's sports information directors.
"I am very proud of James and both his academic and athletic accomplishments," head coach Kevin Robinson said. "He is a very positive reflection of our team and represents the cross country and track programs with excellence."
A native of Paducah, Ky., Maglasang boasts a 3.58 GPA in biomedical engineering. He is a member of the Tiger 3.0 Club and was named to the 2010-11 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll after his freshman campaign.
In the 2011 season, he placed second for the Tigers at the Commodore Classic placing 15th (25:44) and first for Memphis with an 11th-place finish at the Crimson Classic (25:30.33).
Maglasang went on to defended his individual crown at the Rhodes College Invitational (25:05), which earned him C-USA Athlete of the Week on Oct. 4. He would also be the top finisher for Memphis with a 15th-place finish at C-USA Championships (24:39.0), securing himself 2011 All-C-USA Third Team honors.
In the last outing of the season, he was second for the Tigers with a 36th-place finish at the 2011 NCAA South Regional (32:29.2).
2011 C-USA CROSS COUNTRY MEN'S ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
2011 C-USA CROSS COUNTRY WOMEN'S ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM