Former Hazen athlete wins cross-country award
March 2, 2012
The Seattle University cross-country teams were well- represented on the 2011 Great West Conference Fall Academic All-Conference squad, as six males and six females received the academic recognition, including former Hazen High School student and Newcastle resident Peter VanNuland.
It was the first time VanNuland, a sophomore, has received the honor in his collegiate career. He graduated from Hazen in 2010 and is the son of Mike and Mary VanNuland.
According to the conference office, 175 Great West Conference athletes in the sports of men’s and women’s cross country, football, women’s soccer and volleyball were named to the team based on a minimum cumulative 3.2 grade point average. The athletes also must have participated in at least 50 percent of their respective team’s contests.
First-year students and JC transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award.
The cross country team finished its third and final season in the Great West Conference this past fall. On July 1, the program will join 15 other Seattle U teams and move to the Western Athletic Conference.