NEW ORLEANS—Babson College junior Matthew Dynan (Reading, Mass.) and the men's cross country team were recognized for their success in the classroom when the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released its annual awards on Friday afternoon.
Dynan was one of 300 Division III men to garner Division III All-Academic individual honors, while the Beavers collected All-Academic Team laurels for the 10th year in a row.
Babson's first male USTFCCCA All-Academic recipient since 2008, Dynan came in fourth and took home all-league honors at the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship for the second year in a row back in October. He then capped the 2017 campaign by becoming the first Beavers' harrier to garner NCAA All-New England recognition since 2012 with his 34th-place finish at the regional meet.
In order to qualify for this honor, student-athletes must have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 and finish in the top 25 percent of their respective regional championship meet.
The Green and White was one of 167 Division III squads honored by the USTFCCCA after posting a 3.12 team grade-point average during the fall semester. Under the direction of 14th-year head coach Russ Brennen, seven student-athletes finished the term with a GPA of 3.35 or higher.
In order to qualify for program honors, teams must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.10 or higher and have competed in at least five different meets during the season.
Babson came in fourth at the NEWMAC Championship meet and finished 19th at NCAA regionals.