Sacramento State’s men’s basketball, men’s cross country and women’s golf programs each received NCAA Public Recognition Awards for having Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores that rank among the top 10 percent nationally in their respective sports for the four-year period ending in 2016-17.
For the third consecutive season, the Sacramento State men's and women's cross country teams were each recognized for their academic performances by the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) To be eligible for the award, a team must have a cumulative gpa of 3.00 or better and have started at least five runners at an NCAA regional.
Amy Quinones and Elijah Changco completed their 2017 cross country where they have all year long, leading the Hornet women’s and men’s team at the NCAA West Regional on Friday. The Sacramento State women finished in 22nd place while the men’s team was 23rd.
The Sacramento State men’s and women’s cross country teams will compete at the Big Sky Conference Championships on Saturday which will be hosted by Weber State. The meet will take place at Schneiter's Riverside Golf Course in Ogden, Utah. The women’s 5K race will begin at 10 a.m. PT and the men’s 8K race will start at 10:45 a.m. PT.
The Sacramento State men’s cross country finished in 10th place and the women were 11th at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational on Saturday at Baylands Park. The meet was moved forward one hour to help improve air quality caused by the recent fires in Northern California.
For the second time in as many weeks. Elijah Changco and Amy Quinones posted the fastest times for the Sacramento State men’s and women’s cross country teams. Competing at the Capital Cross Challenge at Haggin Oaks, the Hornet men finished in fifth place while the women were 10th.
The Sacramento State cross country teams will get to compete at home this weekend at Capital Cross Challenge on Saturday, Sept. 30, at Haggin Oaks Golf Course. The men's 8K race will start at 9:50 a.m. while the women's 5K competition will get under way at 10:30.
The Sacramento State men's and women's track and field teams participated in two community service projects this month. The team was involved in the Great American River Parkway Clean-Up and the Walk to End Alzheimer's. These two events are just the latest outreach project for the team who also assist annually with the Super Bowl Run on campus and the California International Marathon.