Peru State Cross Country Squad Tops NAIA Scholar Team List with 3.75 GPA
(Peru, Neb.) The Peru State College (PSC) cross country team has been named the number one scholar team in women’s cross country out of 72 eligible programs by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Out of a total of 753 men’s and women’s NAIA scholar teams, the PSC squad ranked fifth overall with a combined cumulative GPA of 3.75.
PSC Women’s Cross Country Coach Dr. Johann Murray said, “I’m proud of the effort these athletes have put forward not only in their running, but also in the classroom. This ranking is a testament to Peru State’s long tradition of putting academics first.”
Members of the 2007-08 cross country team include Lindsay Dannelly, a junior art education major from Lincoln; Lindsey Poole, a senior elementary education major from Omaha; Brittany Schaefer, a senior biochemical science major from Omaha; Allison Stockstell, a senior elementary education major from Hamburg, Iowa; and Leisha Tennal, a senior art education major from Morrill, Kan.