Walnut Ridge, Ark. - The Williams Baptist College cross-country teams had seven student-athletes that were recognized as Academic All-Conference. The men's team had three selections, while the women's side had four honored.
Colton Babbitt (SO/Benton, Ark. ), Davis Fetzer (SO/Defiance, Mo. ) and Ben Warner (SR/Magnolia, Ark. ) represented the men's team. Lady Eagles receiving accolades were Lauren Garrison (SO/Batesville, Ark.), Betsy Minkler (SO/Bakersfield, Mo. ), Hannah Roberts (SO/Maynard, Ark. ) and Betsy Ryan (SO/Harrison, Ark. ).
To receive Academic All-Conference, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average, while being enrolled at the athlete's current school for at least one year.
"I am always proud as a coach to see student-athletes get recognized for their academic achievements," said Head Coach Andrew Watson. "They have worked very hard to maintain these high grades and balance the demands of being a student-athlete."
The women's team finished third at the American Midwest Conference Championships and the men's team finished in fifth place. This was the highest finish for each team in its second year of competition.