Freshman distance runner Brian Barraza will compete with Team USA in the 5,000-meter run event at the 2014 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Junior Championships Friday at 10:45 p.m. CT, in Eugene, Ore.
In what has become a repetitive process, student-athletes from the University of Houston Department of Intercollegiate Athletics once again posted record academic marks in a semester with their 2014 spring semester efforts. This spring marked the fourth consecutive semester for UH student-athletes to break academic records.
After serving two years as an assistant coach to the cross country and distance group of the University of Houston Track and Field program, Steve Magness has been promoted to head coach of the Houston Cross Country program, Leroy Burrell announced Monday afternoon.
The University of Houston Men's Cross Country and Women's Tennis programs earned the NCAA's Public Recognition Award Wednesday. The award honors programs with Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores in the top 10 percent of their respective sports in the 2012-13 academic year.
While The University of Houston Athletics Department continually places a focus on athletic achievements, the department also fosters an equally important culture of academic excellence. That rings true again as more than 385 UH student-athletes posted record numbers in the classroom for the third consecutive semester in the fall of 2013.