Hartford, Conn. - Trinity College junior Lucas Duros (Wilmette, Ill.) was honored as the college's junior male scholar-athlete of the year (Bob Harron Award) at the Trinity Athletics Senior Award ceremony in May to highlight a long list of academic and sportsmanship honors for Trinity men's cross country in 2017-18. The Bantams were named as a United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National All-Academic Team, while Duros also joined senior co-captain Kyle Larsson (Franklin Lakes N.J.) and juniors Zachary Joachim (Sudbury, Mass.), and Joe Ruggiero (Manchester, Conn.), and sophomore James Sheehy (Winchester, Mass.) on the 2017 New England Small (NESCAC) Fall All-Academic Team, and Larsson was additionally selected to represent Trinity men's cross country on the 2017 NESCAC Fall All-Sportsmanship Team. Coached by George (26th Season), Trinity men's cross country finished the ninth in the NESCAC Championships and 16th in the NCAA Division III Regional Championships in 2017.
Overall, there were 388 teams that were named All-Academic Teams by the USTFCCCA. For a team to be considered for the distinction, it must have competed and compiled a team score at an NCAA Regional Meet, and must also have a minimum team GPA of 3.10 on a 4.0 scale. The Trinity men's cross country team finished with a 3.39 g.p.a. The NESCAC All-Academic team, named at the conclusion of the fall, winter and spring seasons, consists of all eligible student-athletes from each of the 11 conference institutions. To be eligible in 2016-17, student-athletes must have reached sophomore academic standing, and be in good standing in their sport with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.40 or equivalent on a 4.0 scale. Transfers must have completed one year of study at the institution.
Duros, a five-time NESCAC All-Academic honoree in track and field and cross country, was a member of Trinity top seven this fall. He posted ninth-place finishes in both the Trinity Invitational and the James Earley Invitational at Westfield State, finished 66th in the NESCAC Championships, and 98th in the NCAA Division III National Championships. He is a graduate of New Trier High School and is the son of Margaret and Joan Duros.
Larsson, a nine-time NESCAC All-Academic honoree in track and field and cross country, finished a season-best 15th in the Trinity Invitational this fall. Also, a track and field captain for the Bantams, Larsson is an alum of Morristown-Beard High School and graduated from Trinity in May with a degree in economics. Joachim, a six-time NESCAC All-Academic honoree in track and field and cross country, finished a season-best third overall in the Trinity Invitational this fall. He is a graduate of Lincoln-Sudbury High School and is the son of Ellen Winer Joachim and Michael Joachim. Sheehy is a graduate of Winchester High School and is majoring in economics at Trinity. He is the son of Jann and Timothy Sheehy.