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What College Cross Country and Track and Field Coaches Want in a Student-Athlete

 What do College Cross Country and Track & Field Coaches want in a Student-Athlete? AT GCA, we have asked hundreds of College Cross Country and Track & Field Coaches this question: Describe the qualities that your program is looking for in a potential student-athlete? We have received a range of thoughtful and relevant responses from College Cross Country and Track & Field Coaches across Divisions I, II and III. We wanted to share some of the best answers to give young/high school cross country and track & field athletes some perspectives that they might be overlooking and motivating them to put more emphasis on these qualities to reach their goals and become a College Cross Country and/or Track & Field athlete: Ashley Campbell – George Washington University – Assistant Coach At George Washington University, our cross country program is in the developing phase. We have high aspirations for the program and in order to reach our goals we need to be recruiting athletes that are talented and are a good fit for GW. First off we look at the runners personal best times in different events and we see how they have progressed from when they first began running till now. We have certain time standards for those who would be eligible for athletic scholarship, however we do accept walk-ons. We believe in developing athletes so we look for those who have potential for improvement Continue reading →