Benedictine athletic teams recognized for their performance in the classroom

Benedictine athletic teams recognized for their performance in the classroom
March 11, 2010

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
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The Benedictine University men’s and women's cross-country teams have been recognized as All-Academic teams by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The award honors track and cross-country teams that have compiled team scores at an NCAA regional meet and have a minimum 3.10 cumulative grade point average. The Benedictine women's cross-country team was one of 153 teams to receive the honor after posting a 3.24 grade point average during their fall season. Benedictine joined fellow Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) schools Concordia University Chicago, Concordia University Wisconsin, Edgewood College and Wisconsin Lutheran College on the list. On the men's side, Benedictine University was one of 109 teams recognized and one of only three NAC teams (Concordia Wisconsin and Edgewood College were the others) so honored. The Benedictine men posted a cumulative 3.23 grade point average during the Fall 2009 semester.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.