For Immediate Release: November 18, 2009
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Binghamton men's cross country lands conference-best five student-athletes on America East All-Academic Team

Conference Release

VESTAL, N.Y.-- The Binghamton men's cross country team's banner season has extended to the academic realm as a conference-best five student-athletes were named to the America East All-Academic Team. The current America East champions had nearly half of the 11 total selections.

Graduate student and co-captain Chris Gaube makes his second consecutive appearance on the All-Academic Team. After finishing third in the 2008 conference meet, he moved up to second place this season. Gaube graduated with a 3.74 overall GPA in English and is currently working towards his MBA at Binghamton.

Junior Casey Quaglia was fourth at this season's America East meet and makes his first appearance on the All-Academic squad. He has a 3.37 overall GPA in business.

Junior Adam Quinn, who placed 13th at the conference meet, has a 3.72 GPA in biology. Fellow junior Andrew Ugolino, who was 17th, holds a 3.62 GPA in English while senior co-captain Craig Coon, who was 21st, has a 3.59 GPA in mechanical engineering.

Gaube, Quinn, Ugolino and Coon are all members of the National College Athlete Honors Society.

All-Academic squads for team sports are based on the number of athletes that participate in a contest at one time or are made up of 10 student-athletes for individual sports. To be nominated for the distinction, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve for their team and participate in at least 50 percent of their team’s games or competitions. In the classroom, student-athletes must have a 3.30 GPA and have completed at least one calendar year at their institution. Freshmen are not eligible for consideration.

Binghamton won its first-ever America East championship on Oct. 31 and placed a program-best eighth (out of 36 teams) at the NCAA Northeast Regional Meet this past weekend.

This coming Monday, junior Erik van Ingen, the America East individual champion, will be the first runner from Binghamton ever to take part in the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships. The meet, which will air live on Versus, starts at noon and will take place at Indiana State University.

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