Thompson Named to C-USA All-Academic Team

BIRMINGHAMLaura Thompson of the UAB cross country team has been named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team, the league office announced on Wednesday.
 
Thompson has paced the Blazers this season with two top-30 and three top-50 finishes. The Broomfield, Colo. native had a season-best time of 18:32.9 at the North Alabama Showcase in the 5k and a 22:46.0 at the Blazer Classic for a 6k.
 
The junior holds a 4.0 GPA and is majoring in computer science.
 
Up next, the Blazers head to the Conference USA Championship on Oct. 30 in Charlotte, N.C. Live results for the meet can be viewed by clicking here.
 
For more information on the UAB cross country team, follow @UAB_TF_XC on Twitter and Instagram.
 
2021 Women’s Cross Country All-Academic Team
Chandler Horton, Charlotte, Jr., 3.819 – Civil Engineering
Madlen Kappeler, Florida Atlantic, Sr., 3.933 – Exercise Science
Grace Forbes, Rice, So., 3.86 – Sports Medicine and Exercise Physiology
Lina May, Southern Miss, Jr., 3.737 – Kinesiology
Laura Thompson, UAB, 4.0 – Computer Science
Savannah Heckman, WKU, 3.72 – Environmental Studies and Sustainability, Biology and Musical Theatre Minor
 

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