Hillsboro High School junior Nicholas Mueller qualified for the state cross country meet this past season.
While he found success on the course, he also did so in the classroom.
Mueller was one of 11 juniors and seniors named to the 3A Kansas Cross Country and Track and Field Coaches Association 2008 Academic All-State Team.
Each all-state team member had to be a junior or senior, carry and un-weighted GPA of 3.75 or higher, finish in the top-30 at the state meet, and be nominated by their coach.
Mueller had a GPA higher than 3.75, and finished 10th at the state meet.
Mueller is the son of Ron and Kaylene Mueller of Tampa.