Feb. 10, 2012
NORMAN, Okla. – University of Oklahoma cross country student-athletes George Alex, Bill Kogel, Jeremy Sudbury and Kevin Williams were named to the 2011 United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division I All-Academic Cross Country team on Friday.
Alex, a senior, was 11th at the Midwest Regional meet and earned All-Big 12 honors with a 10th-place finish at the conference meet (24:00.1). Alex also earned Academic All-Big 12 honors.
Kogel was Oklahoma’s highest finisher at the 2011 NCAA Championship, crossing the line in 29th with a time of 29:58. Kogel was ninth at the regional meet and earned his second All-Big 12 honor as OU’s highest finisher at the conference meet (sixth). Kogel also earned Academic All-Big 12 honors.
Sudbury ended his cross country career with his second all-region honor, after taking 10th at the NCAA Midwest Regional. Sudbury earned Academic All-Big 12 honors and was seventh at the Big 12 Championship (23:48.9).
Williams collected his second all-region honor with a 13th-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional. Williams was 11th at the Big 12 Championship with a time of 24:04.9.
A total of 58 student-athletes represent the 36 institutions that compose the group. Oklahoma and Georgetown were the leading squads with four named to the All-Academic list. North Carolina, BYU, and Oklahoma State followed with three apiece. The Big 12 Conference had eight student-athletes named to the team.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have either earned USTFCCCA All-America status or finished in the NCAA region’s top 15 (or top 10 percent) in 2011.