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Aug. 11, 2011
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab



SRU track team members earn All Academic honors

NEW ORLEANSEleven members of the Slippery Rock University women’s track and field team and five members of the men’s track and field program have been named to the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association 2011 Division II All-Academic Track and Field Team.


The 11 women represent the most of any school in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference and ranked second in the nation.


To qualify for either team, a student-athlete must have a 3.25 or higher grade point average and meet an NCAA automatic or provisional qualifying mark in an individual or relay event in either indoor or outdoor seasons.


Women honored were: Lexi Arnold of Newburg, Crystal Burnick of Collegeville, Kim Goth of New Bethlehem, Caitlin Hancox of Meadville, Rachel Knapp of Milton, Angela Schroeder of Pittsburgh, Amanda Seigworth of Cranesville, Jayme Stanek of Patton, Jen Harpp of Highland Heights, Ohio, and Kaela Snyder of North Olmsted, Ohio.


Harpp, Seigworth and Smith are four-time honorees. Burnick has earned the distinction three times, while Goth, Hancox, Snyder and Stanek are two time USTFCCCA selections.


Men honored were: Chris Warning of Monroeville, Ethan Geisler of Slippery Rock, Trevor Foley of Titusville, Kevin Jewel of North Versailles, and Cameron Daugherty of Mililani, Hawaii.


Warning earned his third USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honor. Daugherty and Geisler are two-time selections, and Foley and Jewel are both first-time honorees.


All 16 SRU student athletes earned spots on the squad for their performances in the classroom and in their respective events during the 2010-11 season.


A total of 162 male student-athletes were named to the 2011 team.


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