BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo cross country teams placed a combined 10 student-athletes on the Academic All-MAC Team, the Mid-American Conference announced on Thursday morning.
"Our student-athletes are focused and driven both in the classroom, and on the XC course," said program director and head coach Vicki Mitchell. "They have goals and understand the importance of strong academics as they toward their future goals of graduate school and professional careers," she added.
The UB men had seven student-athletes receive recognition, second most in the conference only behind Miami (OH).
Benjamin Cardamone, Buffalo, junior, 3.39, Electrical Engineering (Elmira, New York)
Cardamone competed in three events for the Bulls throughout the season, with his best finish coming at the Toledo Rockets invite in which he placed 10th with a time of 19:04.9. Cardamone also ran at the UB Stampede Invite, placing 21st with a time of 26:21.0.
Caleb Covell, Buffalo, Junior, 3.227, Mechanical Engineering (Rochester, New York)
Junior runner Caleb Covell had the best season of his career, leading the way for the Bulls in every event this year. Covell, a two-time MAC Runner of The Week, placed 20th in the Northeast Regionals held at Audubon Golf Course, earning him USTFCCCA All-Northeast Regional honors for the first time in his career.
Patrick Hazlitt, Buffalo, sophomore, 3.417, Management, (Hector, New York)
Hazlitt competed in three events for the Bulls this season, with his best finish coming at the Canisius Alumni Invite where he placed fourth with a time of 26:15.5.
Matthew Mercer, Buffalo, Junior, 3.221, School of Management (Orchard Park, New York)
Mercer saw action in five races for the Bulls this season. His best finish came at the Paul Short invite where he crossed the line in 26th with a time of 26:01.
Dan Muldoon, Buffalo, Senior, 3.755, Exercise Science (Liverpool, New York)
Muldoon competed in four races for the Bulls during his senior campaign. His best finish was during the UB Stampede Invite in which Muldoon crossed the line with a time of 26:57.4, good for 38th place.
Christopher Nowak, Buffalo, sophomore, 3.573, Undecided (Amherst, New York)
Nowak saw action in six events for Buffalo this season, competing in both the MAC Championships and the NCAA Northeast Regionals. His best finish was during the UB Stampede Invite where he claimed 18th place overall in a time of 26:12.0.
Dylan Servos, Buffalo, senior, 3.743, Chemical and Biological Engineering, (Alden, New York)
Servos competed in three events for Buffalo during his senior campaign, placing 21st in the Paul Short invite with a season-best 6k time of 25:56.
Chardae Henry, Buffalo, Junior, 3.8, Psychology (Oshawa, Ontario)
Henry had a very successful junior campaign for Buffalo, competing in every event throughout the season including the Mac Championships, where she placed 73rd with a time of 23:01.8, and the NCAA Northeast regionals, where she placed 148th in an extremely competitive field. Her best finish on the season came at the Canisius Alumni invite where Henry claimed 10th place with a season-best time of 19:08.1
Lauren Reyda, Buffalo, Senior, 3.519, Psychology (Fredonia, New York)
Senior Runner Lauren Reyda had arguably her best season donning the blue & white for Buffalo this year. Reyda, who competed in every event this season, placed 73rd with a team-best time of 23:19.5 in the NCAA Northeast Regionals event. Her best race of the season came during the Canisius Alumni Classic where Reyda shined for the Bulls as she finished third with a time of 18:16.0. Reyda was named UB Athletics Athlete of The Week on one occasion this season.
Meghan LaTuso, Buffalo, Junior, 3.426, Communication (Poughquag, New York)
Latuso competed in five events for Buffalo this season, including the MAC Championships where she collected a 94th place finish with a time of 23:39.5. Her best finish was at the Canisius Alumni Classic where Latuso clocked in a time of 19:19.9, good for 13th place.
The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport.