(CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) - Christina Cook was honored by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) today, being named a 2018 USTFCCCA All-Academic Individual. There was a total of 627 women earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors and one Scholar Athlete of the Year during the 2017-18 track & field seasons.
According to USTFCCCA.org, to qualify for USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.30 and must have met at least one of the following athletic standards: competed in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship, adn finished the regular season ranked in the national top-50 in an individual event or ranked in the national top-35 in a relay event on the official NCAA Descending Order List. This year, there were 27 women who earned GPAs of 4.0 or better.
Cook finished sixth overall in the NCAA Championship Tournament this past season in the 400-meter dash. After reaching the NCAA Tournament, Cook became the first-ever in the Thomas More women's track & field program to be named an All-American with her finish at the national championship.
Cook's final 400-meter dash run at the NCAA Tournament capped an illustrious career for Cook at Thomas More as she qualified for four-straight NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships and one NCAA Division III Indoor Championship. She finished her career as a 19-time Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) champion as she won 10 events during her four years at the PAC Indoor Track & Field Championships and nine at the PAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Cook was also named the 2015, 2016 and 2017 PAC Indoor Track Most Valuable Player and was also the 2017 PAC Indoor Overall Most Valuable Player.