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March 4, 2014
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

Kara Styles wins third PSAC Champion Scholar Awards

LEWISBURG, Pa. - Kara Styles, a doctor of physical education graduate student from Windber and a distance runner on Slippery Rock University's indoor track and field team, was presented her third Champion Scholar Award at last weekend's Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships.

The award is presented at each PSAC Championship event to the athlete with the highest cumulative grade point average among the teams competing.

Styles earned a 4.0 grade point average through her undergraduate studies and all graduate courses in the difficult doctor of physical therapy program at Slippery Rock.

She has completed more than 140 credit hours and will be presented her doctorate at May's commencement.

Styles was one of the top seeds in Sunday's 3,000-meter run, and finished in the top 10.

Student-athletes are only eligible to win the PSAC Champion Scholar Award once each academic year. Styles now has three of the awards, winning one in each year since its inception. She has also won cross country, indoor and outdoor track awards.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.