Athletics Academic Advisor to Chair USA Track & Field/Cross Country Council

URI academic advisor/learning specialist Mike Scott (left) was unanimously re-elected as chair of the USA Track & Field (USATF) Cross Country Council in December.

As chair of the USATF Cross Country Council, Scott will oversee all aspects of the U.S. national cross country program, including national teams, national coaching staff selections, national and regional championships, and development programs. He will also serve on USATF’s Long Distance Running Executive Committee.

“I am deeply honored to have been recognized by my peers for my contributions to the sport of cross country running,” Scott said. “I feel both humbled and privileged to have been elected for a third time to lead our nation’s cross country program. I look forward to addressing several new challenges facing the sport.”

Scott will also serve as the chair for the 2013-16 Olympiad.

Additionally, he was presented with the Cross Country Council Award of Merit. Previously, he received the 2001 USATF President’s Award, as well as the1998 Doris Brown Heritage Award for contributions to women’s cross country.