David Smith Named to Cross Country C-USA All-Academic Team

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    Dec. 9, 2011

    HOUSTON - University of Houston cross country junior David Smith was named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team as announced by the league office Friday afternoon.

    Smith, who was also recognized by the conference for his strong academic performance in 2010 currently holds the team-highest GPA with a 3.61 in American Sign Language.

    During his junior season Smith solidified himself as Houston's number three runner and went on to earn All-C-USA second team honors. The Houston native recorded his best finish of the season at the HBU Puma Invitational where he finished third. Following his performance, Smith notched his first C-USA Cross Country Athlete of the Week honor.

    A total of 14 student-athletes were named to the 2011 C-USA All-Academic Cross Country Team, as selected by the league's sports information contacts for cross country. The All-Academic team consists of student-athletes who are sophomores or redshirt freshmen with enough credit hours, and have earned a 3.2 cumulative grade point average or better and are a starter or key reserve on their team.


    NAME                                       SCHOOL                  YEAR                 GPA             MAJOR
    *David Smith                            Houston                  Junior                3.61             American Sign Language
    James Maglasang                     Memphis                 Sophomore       3.58             Biomedical Engineering
    **Matt Carey                            Rice                         Junior                4.254           Economics
    **Gabe Cuadra                         Rice                         Junior                3.76           Mathematical Economic Analysis
    **Mike Mainguy                       Tulane                     Senior                3.887           Neuroscience
    *Bill Martin                               Tulsa                       Senior                3.92             Biochemistry
    *Carl Stones                              Tulsa                       Senior                3.74             Exercise Sports Science



    NAME                                       SCHOOL                  YEAR                 GPA             MAJOR
    **Allison Pye                            Rice                         Senior                3.99             Kinesiology

    Rebecca Wade                          Rice                         Senior                4.01             History, Sociology, Psychology

    ***Silje Fjortoft                        SMU                        Senior                3.84             Applied Physiology & Sports Management

    *Stephanie Ledgerwood           Southern Miss         Junior                3.95             Forensics Science

    *Paula Whiting                         Tulsa                       Senior                3.95             Psychology
    **Rhiannon Johns                     UAB                         Senior                4.00             Mathematics
    Risper Kimaiyo                          UTEP                       Junior                3.67             Pre-Nursing

    *Repeat Selection

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