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