NORTON, Mass. – A total of eight Wheaton College men's and women's cross country student-athletes were named to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Academic Team.
Junior Michael Richard (Chicopee, Mass./Holyoke Catholic) of the men's team joined seven members of the women's team on the squad: seniors Savannah Geasey (Portsmouth, R.I./Portsmouth), Kimberly Nash (Tempe, Ariz./McClintock), and Taylor Wills (Kinderhook, N.Y./Ichabod Crane); junior Lindsay Petrenchik (Chagrin Falls, Ohio/Chagrin Falls); and sophomores Rose Harris (Worcester, Mass./Doherty), Shoshana Kruskal (Newton, Mass./Newton North), and Hillary Wilson (Amherst, N.H./Souhegan).
Richard and Petrenchik are repeat selections (2010, 2011). Geasey and Nash were selected for the second team as both were honored following the 2009 season. Willis was named to the team for the third-consecutive season (2009-11).
Richard is a psychology and philosophy major who holds a 3.53 grade point average (GPA). Geasey holds a 3.51 GPA as an anthropology major, Harris is an environmental science major with a 3.53 GPA, Kruskal has a 4.00 GPA as a psychology major, Petrenchik holds a 3.60 GPA as a biochemistry major, Wills is majoring in neuroscience and has a 3.84 GPA, and Wilson possesses a 3.54 GPA and is undecided on a major.
Honorees must have met the following criteria: earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale after the 2011 spring semester, achieved second year academic status at her institution, and been a member of the varsity team for the entire season.