"The staff and I are so proud of these hard working young women. They truly represent the best of what intercollegiate athletics is all about. Like all of the UNI student athletes, this team is following the academic vision set forth by Troy Dannen. They are students first."
This adds to the growing number of academic awards received by the Men's and Women's Cross Country/Track & Field programs. Last year all four programs exceeded the average grade point averages of general student population. In the 2011-12 academic year, 18 women and 14 men on the UNI track & field squads achieved a cumulative GPA above 3.20.
In addition several athletes in 2012 were awarded for their outstanding success both, academically and athletically.
Capital One Academic All-District, District 6
MVC Elite 18 Award, Men's Outdoor Track & Field
MVC Elite 18 Award, Men's Indoor Track & Field
2012 MVC Track & Field Scholar-Athletes
Michaela Brungardt, Sr., 3.65, Biology
Sam Cameron, Jr., 3.53, Physical Education
Allison Fick, Jr., 3.91, Biology: Biomedical
Traci Harms, Sr., 3.53, Science Teaching
Jill Lageschulte, Sr., 3.64, Movement & Exercise Science
Emily Roberts, So., 3.64, Biology
Scotti Schon, Jr., 3.84, Public Relations
Kelsey Sukovaty, Jr., 3.84, Biology: Biomedical
Jenna Wexter, Sr., 3.91, Movement & Exercise Science
Justin Bartels, Sr., 3.86, Physical Education: Kinesiology
Brett Egan, Jr., 3.96, Mathematics
Jarred Herring, Sr., 3.62, Psychology
Ryan Krogmann, Jr., 3.90, Biochemistry
Ben Lindaman, So., 3.35, Movement & Exercise Science
Adam McDonnell, So., 3.81, Physical Education
The Cross Country team's next competition is the Missouri Valley Conference Championships in Normal, Ill. on October 27th.