HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth men’s cross country team and several of its individual members were honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Thursday.

The Big Green were one of 189 programs from across the nation and at the Division I level to earn Division I Cross Country All-Academic Team status for the 2016 season.

To make the list, a team must carry a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0. Dartmouth qualified with a 3.36 team GPA for this past fall.

Additionally, Nat Adams, Connor Clark, Matt Herzig and Daniel Salas were recognized with USTFCCCA All-Academic distinction for the 2016 campaign.

In all, just seven Ivy League men were honored on this list with Dartmouth taking four of those spots as Columbia, Harvard and Yale all had one each.

In order to qualify for the honor, athletes must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 and finish in the top-25 (or 10 percent) at regionals or as an All-American at the national meet.

The Big Green were one of seven Ivy League programs on the men’s side to earn the distinction in 2016.