Feb. 9, 2012
DALLAS (USTFCCCA/SMU) - Former SMU cross country runner, Silje Fjortoft, earned All-Academic status per the USTFCCCA's announcement today. Fjortoft graduated in December with a 3.856 GPA in Applied Physiology & Sport Management.
The Orsta, Norway native earned her third selection to the USTFCCCA's All-Academic team. A total of 104 student-athletes represent the 67 institutions that compose this year's USTFCCCA All-Academic Team. To qualify, student-athletes must have compiled 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 2011.
This year, Fjortoft was named Conference USA Cross Country Athlete of the Year for the third time after capping off her SMU cross country career in November by earning All-America status with a program-best 13th-place finish at the 2011 NCAA Championship.
Fjortoft also captured her third South Central Regional title which earned her South Central Region Athlete of the Year merits by USTFCCA. Prior to that, she won her second C-USA Championship. She was named C-USA Athlete of the Week three times during the season, leading SMU to three first-place finishes, while winning six of the seven races she competed in.