Katie Culliton Named to NE10 Academic All-Conference Squad

Katie Culliton Named to NE10 Academic All-Conference Squad

COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College women's cross country sophomore Katie Culliton (Glens Falls, N.Y./Glens Falls) was among 90 student-athletes across seven sports selected for a Northeast-10 Conference Academic All-Conference honor for the fall semester.

Culliton was one of eight women's cross country runners recognized, as members of her squad have been lauded 18 times in the past 17 years. She is just the sixth Purple Knight to landed NE10 Academic All-Conference as a sophomore, the first year of eligibility for the honor.

Culliton was one of the Purple Knights' top two finishers at all six races last fall, including taking the first position three times. She was the second overall finisher at the Vermont Intercollegiate Championship on Oct. 1 before taking 40th at the NE10 Championship on Oct. 24, occupying her team's first spot. Culliton was 73rd during the NCAA East Regional Championship on Nov. 6, posting a 6K PR of 24:21.5 She also set a 5K PR at the James Earley Invitational on Oct. 9 (19:57.1). With the traditional season wiped out during the 2020-21 school year, her only race as a first-year came last March 26, when Culliton was second at the Kirsh Cup.

A 4.0 student-athlete as a double major in elementary education and psychology, Culliton has landed on the NE10 Academic Honor Roll all three semesters of college thus far. She is also a member of the Nordic skiing program, becoming a regular scorer this winter. Culliton qualified for the United States Collegiate Ski Coaches Association (USCSCA) National Collegiate All-Academic Ski Team last winter.

The NE10 Academic All-Conference teams are chosen by a vote of a committee of athletic administrators and Faculty Athletic Representatives (FAR). To be eligible for selection to the Academic All-Conference teams, a student-athlete must have met and/or exceeded the following minimum requirements: 1) participated in at least half of the team's competitions and be either a starter or significant contributor; 2) achieved a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average; and 3) completed at least one academic year at their current institution.