Arlington Baptist University is excited to announce the resurgence of their cross country program. The university’s men’s cross country program has not been in existence for the last six years. Then, for the first time ever, Arlington is establishing a women’s cross country team. The program will compete in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) DII along with their counterparts; men’s & women’s basketball and volleyball. During the short tenure of the men’s team, they were crowned the 2012 NCCAA National Champions under the tutelage of Coach Jason Covarrubias.
The Patriots will participate in several local meets. Many of these meets will be in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metro area, but the last two in Missouri. The final meet of the year is the NCCAA DII National Championships which is hosted by College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri at the Bobcat Cross Country Course.
Arlington brought back one of their own, Hannah McGaughy, to lead this new program. Coach McGaughy is a graduate of ABU with her Bachelors of Science in Education and Masters of Education in Educational Leadership. She played basketball under Coaches Cliff and Kristi McDaniel. The past two years she has been the volleyball and women’s basketball assistant.
The goal is a championship for Coach McGaughy. She says, “Arlington Baptist is known for having an excellent and reputable athletic department. I’ve been a part of it for the last six years in various ways, and an excellent and reputable cross country program that’s glorifying to God is my goal. My team and I intend to add to the long list of championships gathered here at ABU.”