La Crosse, Wis. - Viterbo University Men's cross country runner Aric Waldman (Jr. - Fennimore, Wis.) was named a 2010 Daktronics-NAIA Cross Country Scholar-Athlete. In order to qualify for this recognition, nominated student-athletes must have a minimum 3.5 grade point average on a four point scale and have junior or senior academic standing.
Waldman, a Nutrition and Dietetics major recently finished up his first season with the V-Hawk's cross country team. Waldman was the 6th Viterbo harrier across the finishing line at the No Limit Invitational in September. Waldman's fastest race of the season was in October at the Warrior Invitational. There he finished the 8 kilometer race in 29:58 and finished 65th overall out of 161 runners.
"Aric Waldman is a talented runner, but more importantly he is a dedicated student and caring teammate," said Head Coach John Metelko. "Aric knows what it takes for a team to be successful, and he brings the right attitude to practice and competition".
Waldman is the fourth men's cross country runner at Viterbo to earn the scholar-athlete distinction.