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
(630) 829-6094

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 located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.