Toms River, NJ - Ocean County College's Men's Cross Country team were named the NJCAA Academic Team of the Year for their sport for the 2018-19 season, marking the 2nd time in the last 3 seasons that the team has earned this distinction.
Five of the team's six members were named to the NJCAA All-Academic (3.25 GPA or higher) and Academic All-Region XIX Teams (3.0 GPA or higher) upon the conclusion of the Fall 2018 semester: Dylan Antonelli, Joseph Bombardiere, Thomas Dalessio, Conrad Spence, and Grant Tokarski (who graduated with a 4.0 GPA in Spring of 2019). The team's cumulative 3.74 GPA placed them 5th overall among the 738 teams in the nation who achieved a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The Vikings also excelled athletically this season, capturing the NJCAA Region XIX Championship, and finishing 4th in the nation.
Congratulations to OCC Men's Cross Country on an outstanding season, both on the trails and in the classroom.