Day and Shaffer Earn Spots on A-10 All-Academic Team
Senior duo recognized for academic excellence
It marks the first time that Day has been honored on an A-10 All-Academic Team. The Windsor, Ontario, native is coming off a standout cross country season that saw him earn All-Conference honors at the 2017 Atlantic 10 Championship with an 11th-place finish. He set new personal records at all four distances competed this fall (5K, 6K, 8K, 10K) and tallied a pair of top-10 finishes at the Mount St. Mary's Duals (5th place) and the William & Mary Invitational (8th place).
In the classroom, Day boasts a 3.86 cumulative grade-point average as an Environmental Studies major and is a four-time selection to the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll. He has also made four appearances on the GW Department of Athletics Deans List, including a 4.0 GPA in the Fall 2016 semester.
Shaffer adds another academic achievement to his resume in Tuesday's selection, the first of his career for cross country. He previously has earned A-10 All-Academic honors for indoor track (2017) and outdoor track (2016, 2017) in addition to being a 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District pick for outdoor track in 2016. He has also previously been the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Academic Achievement Award from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, where he boasts a 3.95 cumulative grade-point average as a Systems Engineering major.
Shaffer placed 23rd overall at the 2017 Atlantic 10 Championship and has set new personal records in the 8K (25:21.40) and 10K (32:14.10) this fall.
Men's Cross Country Finishes Third at A-10 Championship
LEESBURG, Va. - The regionally-ranked George Washington men's cross country team put forth its finest postseason performance in team history on Saturday...
Cross Country Set for Saturday's Atlantic 10 Championship
ON THE LINE: George Washington's men's and women's cross country programs will return to Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg, Virginia, on Saturday morning and...
All Harriers PR in Men's XC Regular-Season Finale
PRINCETON - The GW men's cross country team saw all seven harriers register new personal-record times at the 8,000-meter Princeton Invitational on Saturday...
Cross Country to Wrap Regular Season at Princeton Invitational
ON THE LINE: George Washington's men's and women's cross country teams will compete in their regular-season finale on Saturday when both squads race at the ...
Men's XC Wraps Weekend at George Mason Invite
LEESBURG, Va. - The George Washington men's cross country team wrapped its weekend on Saturday morning at the George Mason Invitational at Oatlands Plantation.
Men's XC Runs to Second Place at Paul Short Invite
LEHIGH, Pa. - Graduate student Matt Lange registered his third consecutive top-five finish and a trio of Colonials harriers posted new personal records for...
Cross Country in Action at Two Meets This Weekend
ON THE LINE: The George Washington cross country team will split its men's and women's programs for a pair of meets this weekend. The action kicks off on...
Men's XC Places Second at William & Mary Invite
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The George Washington men's cross country team returned to action on Friday evening and placed second overall out of seven competing...