Tulane Runner Mark Manion Named to 2012 C-USA Cross Country All-Academic Team

Sophomore Mark Manion

Nov. 12, 2012

New Orleans - Tulane University sophomore Mark Manion has been named to the 2012 Conference USA Cross Country Academic Team, as selected by the league's sports information directors for the sport. The all-academic teams consist of student-athletes who have earned a 3.2 cumulative grade point average or better and are a key member on their team.

A native of Tampa, Fla., Manion has maintained a 3.53 grade point average in environmental biology and was named to both the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and of Tulane's 3.0 Club as a freshman.

On the course this season, Manion ran in all six meets and was one of the team's top performers this fall. He recorded a first place finish and led the Green Wave to its first team title in eight years at the Screamin' Eagle 5K. Manion posted a 12th place finish at the Disney Classic and was 15th at the South Alabama Azalea Classic, where he finished with a season-best time of 26:37.44.

Last weekend, he represented the Green Wave at the NCAA Regional South Central Championship in Fayetteville, Ark.

Manion earned All-Louisiana First Team honors from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association as a freshman.

2012 Conference USA Men's All-Academic Team

Name	          School	Year	    GPA	        Major
**James Maglasang Memphis	Junior	    3.52	Biomedical Engineering
Austin Carter	  Memphis	Sophomore   3.91	Mechanical Engineering
Daniel Kuhman	  Memphis	Sophomore   3.79	Undecided
****Matt Carey	  Rice	        Senior	    4.24	Economics (Pre-med)
****Gabe Cuadra	  Rice	        Senior	    3.74	Mathematical Economic Analysis
Wyatt Doop	  Rice	        Junior	    3.79	Chemical & Bio Molecular Engineering
Mark Manion	  Tulane	Sophomore   3.532	Environmental Biology
Tim Rackers	  Tulsa	        Sophomore   3.909	Mechanical Engineering
*repeat honorees