March 1, 2013
ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio University student-athlete Juli Accurso has been named a USTFCCCA 2012 Division I Women’s Cross Country All-Academic Honoree, the organization announced this week.
To qualify as a USTFCCCA All-Academic selection, a student-athlete must compile a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have either earned USTFCCCA All-America status or finished in the NCAA region’s top 15 (or top 10 percent) in 2012.
Accurso is one of 115 student-athletes from 69 NCAA Division I institutions to earn the honor. Accurso, a junior, maintains a 3.861 GPA.
The Casstown, Ohio native is in the midst of a storied cross country and track & field career at Ohio. In November, the USTFCCCA named her the 2012 Great Lakes Region Runner of the Year. She earned this award after winning the 2012 NCAA Great Lakes Regional in a school record time of 20:07.
Accurso placed 38th at the 2012 NCAA Championships in November with a time of 20:14.4 on the six-kilometer course. The finish earned her back-to-back All-America honors.
During the 2013 indoor track season, Accurso has continued to impress. At the MAC Indoor Championships this past weekend, the junior won the 3,000m run in 9:36.43 and finished fourth in the one mile run in 4:51.76. She also was part of the distance medley relay team that broke the Ohio and MAC meet record by finishing in 11:26.80.
It marked the third-straight season that the Ohio DMR team captured the title at the MAC Indoor Championships.