Eastern Kentucky University distance standouts Luisa Boschan and Amos Kosgey have been named to the prestigious 2016 U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Cross Country Team.

Boschan is one of 168 runners from across the country named to the Women’s All-Academic Team, while Kosgey is one of only 97 runners nationally named to the Men’s All-Academic Team.

SIUE’s Keith Meyer was the only other Ohio Valley Conference student-athlete – male or female – named to an All-Academic Team.

To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country Teams, student-athletes must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have either earned USTFCCCA All-America status or finished in their respective region’s top 25 (or top 10 percent) in 2016.

Eastern Kentucky University
Luisa Boschan

Both Boschan and Kosgey are graduate students at EKU. Boschan – a junior from Berlin, Germany – has maintained a 4.0 GPA while pursuing a master’s degree in physical education with a concentration in exercise and sport science. Kosgey – a senior from Eldoret, Kenya – has maintained a 3.70 GPA while pursing a master’s degree in public health with a concentration in environmental health science.

Boschan earned All-Region honors after finishing 25th at the NCAA Southeast Region Cross Country Championships in November. She covered the 6K course in a time of 21:07.5. Boschan was also named first team All-OVC after finishing fifth at the conference championships in October with a 5K time of 17:28.8.

Eastern Kentucky University
Amos Kosgey

Kosgey earned All-Region honors for the third time in his career after finishing 16th at the Southeast Region Championships with a 10K time of 29:46.7. He was also first team All-OVC after placing third at the conference championships with a 5K time of 24:41.0.

The EKU men’s and women’s cross country teams were also named Division I All-Academic Teams by the USTFCCCA.

To qualify as a USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country Team, the team must have had a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or better and have started at least five runners at their respective NCAA region championship.

The EKU men posted a team GPA of 3.20, while the women posted a team GPA of 3.69.

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Steve Fohl
Associate Director of EKUSports Communications

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