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Missouri's Bailey Belvis Named To All-Academic Cross Country Team

Bailey Belvis of Missouri is one of six women to be honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for 2011 Division I All-Academic status. Belvis is winning the award for the first time and was also named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team.

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Form the Big 12 press release, "To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country Team, the student-athlete 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."

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Complete list of women to be honored in the Big 12:
Morgan Casey, Iowa State
Meaghan Nelson, Iowa State
Dani Stack, Iowa State
Bailey Belvis, Missouri
Jessica Engel, Oklahoma
Caroline Jepleting, Texas Tech

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To learn more about Missouri's track & field and cross country programs, follow the team on twitter @Miz_TrackField.For more on Missouri sports, check out Rock M Nation.