Washington State University women's cross country has been recognized by the NCAA for ranking in the top 10 percent for Academic Performance Rate (APR) scores in 2014-15.
WSU men's and women's XC teams honored on national level for academic/athletic performances.
It was a highly successful season for the WSU men's cross country team while the women's team was a work-in-progress with a trio of seniors and eight freshmen on the roster.
Wayne Phipps announced one January 2016 newcomer and two prep standouts to join Cougars in 2016-17 school year.
Amanda Henderson and Steffie Pavey earned Pac-12 First Team All-Academic honors.
Sophomore Michael Williams was the first Cougar to cross the finish line at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, at 57th overall, 45th in the team scoring format, running the 10,000-meters course in a time of 30 minutes, 39.5 seconds.
WSU men's cross country team travels to Louisville for the NCAA DI Championships this Saturday.
Dir. of Cross Country/Track & Field Wayne Phipps led the WSU men to an NCAA Championships appearance, the first since 2011.
John Whelan and Michael Williams lead unranked WSU to fourth-place finish.
WSU's cross country teams head to Seattle for the NCAA West Regional Championships Friday, Nov. 13, at the Jefferson Park Golf Course.
Henry Rono, Gerry Lindgren and Josephat Kapkory (l-r) were named to the Pac-12 All-Century XC team.
John Whelan and Michael Williams' top 12 finishes led the Washington State men to a sixth place finish Friday at the Pac-12 XC Championships in Colfax.