Sports in Brief: Eight Mavs on all-academic team

College Cross Country

Eight Mavs on all-academic team

Eight Colorado Mesa women’s cross country runners were selected to the RMAC All-Academic team, released Tuesday.

Senior Kelsey Follett made the second team with a 3.77 grade point average in exercise science.

Courtney Berg, Tara Ebarb, Stacey Loutzenhiser, Callie Osborn, Mariah Schmidt, Emily Simpson and Aubrey Valdez made the honor roll.

To qualify for the Academic All-RMAC team, student-athletes must have a GPA of 3.30 or better, be a starter or key reserve and complete two consecutive semesters or three quarters at their current institution.

College Basketball

Metro is No. 1 in Division II poll

Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference co-leader Metro State moved up to No. 1 in the latest men’s National Association of Basketball Coaches Division II top 25 poll, released Tuesday.

It is the first time since Jan. 18, 2005 that the Roadrunners (9-0, 4-0 RMAC) have been ranked No. 1 during the regular season. It is the fifth time in school history Metro State is ranked No. 1.

Colorado School of Mines (7-0, 3-0 RMAC) moved up one spot to No. 6.

The Metro State women’s team (8-0, 4-0 RMAC) remained No. 3 in the USA Today/ESPN Top 25 poll and Fort Lewis (6-1, 3-0 RMAC) moved up one spot to No. 6.

Colorado Mesa hosts Fort Lewis on Friday night at Browson Arena. The women’s game is at 5:30 p.m. with the men’s game following at 7:30 p.m.


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