BABSON PARK, Mass.—Babson College men's cross country junior Nicholas Virkler (Sudbury, Mass.) was recognized for his work in the classroom on Thursday when he was named to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference team.
Virkler, who missed the entire 2017 campaign because of injury, was unable to finish the race in his only start of the season at the Maine State Invitational back on September 29. As a rookie in 2016, he finished the year with an average 8k time of 29:12.
In order to be eligible for NEWMAC Academic All-Conference consideration, honorees must have met the following criteria: earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale after the 2017 spring semester, achieved second year academic status at his institution, and been a member of the varsity team for the entire season.
The Beavers begin postseason competition at the NEWMAC Championship on Saturday at Smith College. The 8k meet is scheduled for 1 p.m.