NEW ORLEANS - Columbia's men's and women's cross country and track and field teams each were recognized by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as All-Academic teams.

A total of 171 institutions earned the distinction as a result of a cumulative team grade point average of 3.00 or better.

The Columbia women's team grade point average was 3.19. The men's team finished with a cumulative grade point average of 3.23.

Columbia will begin its cross country schedule on Sunday, September 9 at the Vermont Invitational.