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Three Clemson Cross Country Athletes Named to All-ACC Academic Teams

Three Clemson Cross Country Athletes Named to All-ACC Academic Teams

Feb. 23, 2011

CLEMSON, SC – Three members of the Clemson cross country program were named to the men’s and women’s All-ACC Academic Teams on Wednesday, as announced by the conference office. Ty McCormack was named to the men’s team, while Alyssa Kulik and Kim Ruck earned the honor on the women’s side. This is the second honor in as many weeks for Kulik and Ruck, who were named USTFCCCA All-Academic last week.

Ruck is now a three-time member of the All-ACC Academic Team for cross country, having earned the honors three consecutive years (2008-10). She was Clemson’s top finisher at the ACC Championships (19th) and Southeast Regional Championships (sixth) in the fall. She was the first Tiger female to earn a spot at the NCAA Cross Country Championships since 1993. Ruck, a junior, is a health science major.

Kulik, also a health science major, was the most improved runner on the women’s cross country team last fall. She was all-region after a 25th-place finish in Louisville, KY and was Clemson’s No. 2 finisher at the ACC Championships (28th) as well.

McCormack earned the All-ACC Academic honor for the first time in his career. He was Clemson’s top student-athlete last fall, despite being a first-year freshman. McCormack placed 15th at the ACC Championships, one of the highest finishes in the conference among freshmen. He was just one spot shy of earning All-ACC honors on the course as well. McCormack, a native of Gainesville, GA, is majoring in language & international trade.