Navy posted a team GPA of 3.12.
Both runners qualified by garnering All-Region accolades.
Pearson and Rome both earn all-region honors.
Midshipmen enter Saturday's meet ranked fifth in the region.
Both runners earned All-Patriot League honors this season.
"Had a banner sophomore year and was riddled with injury and illness last year. Will answer the gun this year."
Pearson's Career Honors
All-Mid-Atlantic Region Team (2009)
Second-Team All-Patriot League (2009)
Patriot League Academic Honor Roll (2009, `10)
2010 Cross Country:
Competed in six meets and was one of Navy's top-four finishers on four occasions
Finished 29th out of 213 competitors at the Griak Invitational (9/25), which featured some of the top teams in the nation
Took seventh overall and was the Mids' third-best finisher at the Navy Invitational (9/18)
Placed 14th out of 193 runners in his first action of the season at the Harry Groves Invitational (9/11)
Missed the Patriot League Championship with an injury, but returned to run in the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional (11/13)
2009 Cross Counry:
Was one of Navy's top-four finishers in six of the seven meets in which he competed
Highest finish of the year came in the Mids' dual-meet win over Army (10/16) as he placed second with a time of 25:34.4
Opened the year taking third in the Navy Invitational (9/12) with a time of 24:50.2
Placed 14th at the Patriot League Championship (10/30), turning in a 26:59.0, to garner second-team all-league honors
Captured all-region honors by placing 23rd with a 32:43.4 at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Championships
2008 Cross Country:
Saw action in one varsity meet during his rookie year
Finished 33rd overall with a 5k time of 16:24.7 at the Richmond Invitational (8/30)
Career-Best Track Times:
5,000-meter run (outdoor): 14:55.68
Attended University of Detroit Jesuit High School, where he earned three letters in cross country and two in track
Named an all-state cross country runner in 2007
Was a two-time all-region in cross country and once in track
Helped the track team to a regional title in 2006
Son of Steven and Jeannie Pearson
Majoring in English