Wake Forest Places Six on ACC All-Academic Cross Country Team
Feb. 27, 2013
By Nick Sebesta, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeTrack)
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Nicole Irving of the Wake Forest women's cross country team along with Garret Drogosch, Alexander Rose, Kent Garrett, Jake Graham and Nate Guthals of the men's squad were named to the 2012 All-ACC Academic Cross Country Teams as announced Tuesday morning by ACC Commissioner John D. Swofford.
To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during their academic career. The awards are for the 2012 fall cross country season.
Irving, a junior chemistry major, earned the honor for the third straight season. This past season, she picked up All-ACC honors after finishing eighth overall and was first among Wake Forest runners at the ACC Championships in Blacksburg, Va. with a personal-best 6K time of 20:30.6. She was also named to the NCAA All-Region team.
Drogosch secured ACC All-Academic honors for the fourth straight year. He recorded several top finishes throughout the fall. Rose, Garrett, Graham and Guthals all were honored on the ACC All-Academic Team for the first time in their careers.
Rose, a native of Brisbane, Australia, competed in three meets this season. The junior, finance major finished third on the team in the NCAA Regional. Garrett who is a freshman competed in all six meets this past season and was fifth on the team at the ACC Championship.
Graham, who is a communications major and Guthals who is majoring in health and exercise science, are both seniors who ran in each meet in 2012. Guthals submitted a personal-best 8K time of 24:39.65 at the Blue Ridge Open to cross the finish line first for the Wake Forest and second overall. Graham finished fourth on the team at the ACC Championships.