Cross country team honored at the Palace during NCAA Tournament

The Grand Valley State University women’s cross country team was honored for their 2012 national championship during the halftime presentation of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament game between the University of Michigan and Virginia Commonwealth University at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

GVSU won its second national title in three seasons after scoring 101 points in the 6,000 meter run, edging Augustana College by only four points.

Of the 249 runners, the team had three top 30 finishes in the event: freshman Jessica Janecke (fourth-place), sophomore Allyson Winchester (sixth) and sophomore Hannah Osborn (twenty-sixth).
GVSU has come away with a top-three finish for eight consecutive seasons, and will hope for another when they return to action in September.