Lady Bears secure team spot at national meet after second-place regional finish.
Bears have total of eight athletes honored by the conference for work in classroom.
Men, women slated to run for regional titles Friday in Fayetteville, Ark.
Women's team has three All-Big 12 performers in Lubbock Saturday.
Men, women slated to run for conference title Saturday in Lubbock, Texas.
• 2016 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (track)
• 2015 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (cross country)
• Four-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll member
2016 Track: Earned career-first All-Big 12 honor by running anchor leg for BU's seventh-place distance medley relay squad at Big 12 Indoor Championship...Competed in only two indoor meets, finishing 22nd (8:31.36) at Rod McCravy Memorial and 25th (8:39.03) at conference meet in 3,000 meters...Outdoors, participated in four meets, running the 1,500 meters each time...Had season-best time and finish at Baylor Invitational, taking fourth in 3:55.68...Placed 23rd at Big 12 Outdoor Championship with time of 4:05.77...Named to spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2015 Cross Country: Was BU's top runner in five of six races entered and a scoring runner in all meets...Had season-high finish of seventh (18:43.2) at season-opening Bear Twilight Invitational to help Bears place second...Recorded another top-10 finish by taking ninth at Ken Garland Invitational...Tallied season-best 8,000-meter time (24:18.1) at Stanford Invitational to be 16th...Placed 23rd at Big 12 Championships by running 25:23.0 in Stillwater, Okla...Was 40th and BU's third runner to finish at NCAA South Central Regional, covering 10K-course in 31:34.8...Earned spot on Academic All-Big 12 first team......Named to fall Baylor Dean's List and Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2015 Track: Ran in only two indoor meets, before injury...Placed fifth at Texas A&M Team Invitational in 3,000-meters...Had season-best time (8:27.76) in event at Rod McCravy Memorial...Received medical hardship waiver from Big 12, so not charged with any eligibility...Named to spring Baylor Dean's List and Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2014 Cross Country: Produced top season of any Baylor runner by leading team in five of seven races...Opened career with three straight top-10 finishes...Produced fifth-place showing at Bear Twilight Invitational in season-best 6K time of 18:30.3 to help BU finish third...Earned season-high finish at UTA Season Opener by being third in 5,000-meter race (15:07.6) as BU was second...Tabbed Big 12 Runner of the Week for performance in UTA meet, becoming just second BU freshman male to win honor...Took eighth at Texas A&M Invitational in 6K-race to help team place fifth...Had season-best 8,000-meter time at Chili Pepper Festival (24:57.9) to place 37th individually and lead BU to 10th-place showing...Was the second runner across the finish line for BU at Big 12 Championships with time of 25:32.1 to take 42nd overall and help BU place sixth - its highest finish since 2003...Led Bears by finishing 49th at NCAA South Central Regional Championships in 10,000-meter time of 31:13.8...Named to fall Baylor Dean's List and Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
High School: Four-year member of Montgomery Bell Academy cross country team...Captured 2013 Tennessee state cross country title at division II-AA level for head coach Roderick Russ...Produced three all-state cross country performances...Helped MBA finish top five in division II-AA state meet each season, including a team title in 2010...Led Big Red to team wins at Nashville City meet in 2011, '12 and '13, while taking individual crown in senior season...Competed for track squad as well...Claimed 2014 division II-AA state title at 3,200-meter distance...Named Most Valuable Athlete at Nashville City track meet in 2013 and '13...Posted personal bests of 15:33 (5K), 4:16 (1600m) and 9:25 (3,200m) in senior season.
Personal: Full name is Eric David Anderson...Born Aug. 20, 1995 in Nashville, Tenn...Parents are Steve and Mindy Anderson...Has one brother, Matt, and one sister, Rachel...Majoring in economics.