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Long Beach State Cross Country Named All-Academic


The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the cross country programs that earned All-Academic Team distinction in 2017, and once again the Long Beach State women’s team secured a spot on the list. That makes 21 years in a row that LBSU’s women’s cross country team has received an All-Academic award.

In order to receive All-Academic distinction, the team must carry a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. In 2017, Long Beach State’s women’s team had a GPA of 3.31. LBSU is one of six women’s teams from the Big West to earn this honor, posting the third-highest GPA among the winners.

The women’s cross country team had four Big West All-Academic selections in 2017: seniors Ashley Carrera, Jodi Lambert and Pauline Mandel, plus junior Alexandra Lathos.

JJ Fiddler
JJ Fiddler is an award-winning sportswriter and videographer who has been covering Southern California sports for multiple newspapers and websites since 2004. After attending Long Beach State and creating the first full sports page at the Union Weekly Newspaper, he has been exclusively covering Long Beach prep sports since 2007.