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Pearson and Rome Named to Patriot League All-Academic Team

Senior captain James Pearson

Nov. 8, 2011

Link to Patriot League Release

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Navy men's cross country seniors James Pearson and Cody Rome were both voted to the Patriot League All-Academic Team, it was announced by the conference office on Tuesday. The seven-member team is voted on by the league's sports information contacts.

Pearson placed third at the conference championship on Oct. 29 to earn First Team All-Patriot League accolades. In five of six races this season, the team captain has been one of Navy's top-three runners.

In the classroom, Pearson currently posts a 3.55 GPA. The English major has been named to the Superintendent's List four times and has earned a spot on the Commandant's List in every semester. The Bloomfield Hills, Mich., native has been selected to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in each of the last two seasons.

Rome earned Second Team All-Patriot League honors after placing eighth at the league championship this season. The Eagle, Idaho, native has been Navy's top finisher in five of six meets in which he has competed in 2011. He has three top-five finishes and was named Patriot League Runner of the Week on four occasions this fall.

Rome has been just as impressive in the classroom where he carries a 3.55 GPA. As an applied mathematics major, Rome has earned his way on to the Commandant's List five times, made the Dean's List on four occasions and was also named to the Superintendent's List once.

Last season, Rome was named an Academic All-American for track and cross country and also earned the Patriot League's Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.

The Academic All-Patriot League Team was added for all sports last season to honor additional student-athletes who excel both on and off the field. To be eligible, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average and be a starter or key player in his/her sport. Freshmen or students in their first academic year at their school are not eligible for the honor.



Rome, Pearson and rest of the men's cross country team will return to competition this Saturday when they travel to Princess Anne, Md., for the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship.
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