The Hope College men’s and women’s cross country teams have claimed United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team honors for the 30th consecutive season.

The Flying Dutch continued their excellence in the classroom and recorded a 3.6 team grade point average. The Flying Dutchmen recorded a team grade point average of 3.43. Both teams are coached by Mark Northuis.

In order to qualify for All-Academic distinction, teams must have a cumulative GPA of 3.1 on a 4.0 scale, including the most recent grading period, among other qualifiers. There were 212 teams in NCAA Division III who received honor.

This fall, the Flying Dutch finished 27th at the NCAA DIvision III Women’s Championships. Hope also claimed its 11th MIAA title overall and fifth in a row, the longest streak in team history.

The Flying Dutchmen finished 15th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional and third at the MIAA Championships.

USTFCCCA releases: Women and Men