Former Baylor Track Star Brandon Lord Wins Academic Honor At Georgia

Friday, February 14, 2014
Brandon Lord
Brandon Lord
Both Georgia’s men and women’s cross country teams and three individuals from those teams, including former Baylor School track star Brandon Lord, have earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic honors.

The Lady Bulldogs posted a 3.24 GPA while the Georgia men have a cumulative GPA of 3.18.  Teams must have started at least five runners at an NCAA Regional meet and have a cumulative team GPA at the end of the most recent semester of at least 3.0 to be eligible.  

Juniors Lord, Carly Hamilton and Luke Baker were also named USTFCCCA All-Academic Individuals for their performances in the classroom and on the course.  Individuals must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher and be a USTFCCCA Division I Cross Country All-American finisher or top 15 finisher (or top 10 percent) at an NCAA Division I Regional meet.

Hamilton, a native of Springboro, Ohio, is a Marketing major with a 3.29 GPA.  She had a team-best 15th-place finish at the NCAA South Regional.

Baker, a native of McDonough, Ga., is a Management major with a 3.31 GPA.  He led the Bulldogs with a fourth-place finish at the South Regional as Georgia captured the team championship at the meet for the second time in history (2003).

Lord, a native of Chattanooga, is an Applied Biotechnology major with a 3.58 GPA.  He was seventh at the 10k South Regional and helped lead the Bulldogs to their third consecutive NCAA Championships.

All three Georgia competitors are currently in Seattle, Wash., preparing for this weekend’s Husky Classic.


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