First Posted: 2/17/2011
NEW ORLEANS – UNCP’s Ashlee Doughty and Livia Mahaffie have been named to the USTFCCCA Division II Women’s Cross Country All-Academic team released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Wednesday afternoon.
Doughty and Mahaffie are among 313 student-athletes representing 115 institutions given the all-academic status for the current cross country season for their efforts in the classroom and on the cross country course.
Doughty maintains 3.869 grade point average as a psychology major and is one of the top-5 runners for the Lady Braves, landing herself into the record books earlier this season with a time of 19:40 in the 5K run at the Augusta State Tri-Meet. She helped the team place eighth at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championship as she posted a 56th place finish with a time of 24:40.1.
Mahaffie maintains a 3.936 GPA to land herself among the list of honorees. The elementary education major is the top runner for the Lady Braves. She shattered a 16-year old school record with a time of 18:59.4 in the 5k run at the Augusta State Tri-Meet. She currently holds two of the top-10 times in school history and led the team to a eighth place finish in the regional championship, finishing 30th overall and dropping two minutes off her previous-best 6K time at the Peach Belt Conference Championships with a time of 23:55.8.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country Team in Division II, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or greater through the most-recent semester, completed at least 12 credit hours in the semester of track and field competition and placed in the top 50 percent at the most recent NCAA National Championships or in the top 30 percent at the NCAA Regional Championships.