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 Good News: SRU pole vaulter earns PSAC Top 10 Award 



SRU Good News for April 19, 2010


SRU pole vaulter earns PSAC Top 10 Award 

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Jen Hansen, a Slippery Rock University senior pole vaulter from Charleston, W. Va., was named to her fourth Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Top 10 honor last Thursday. 

The Top 10 Awards, selected by the PSAC's sports information directors, recognize student-athletes who distinguish themselves in the classroom, as well as in the arena of competition. The conference designates Top 10 Award winners after each of the sports seasons: fall, winter and spring.

To be a candidate for the Top 10 Awards, a student-athlete must have achieved a minimum of a 3.50 cumulative grade-point average and must be a starter or key reserve with legitimate athletic credentials.

Hansen was named to her second Winter Top 10 honor and her fourth overall after an impressive indoor track and field season that saw her earn All-America honors and Atlantic Region Field Athlete of the Year accolades.

She won her third PSAC indoor title in the pole vault and then placed third at the NCAA Division II National Championships with a clearance of 3.91 meters to earn her fifth All-America honor. Her best mark of the season was a over a foot better than anyone else in the PSAC or Atlantic Region. 

To accompany her athletic excellence, Hansen has maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA throughout her collegiate career. 

Hansen has picked up this outdoor season where she left off indoors, as she currently owns the top mark in the PSAC and has reached the NCAA qualifying standard. 

Slippery Rock has had at least one representative on each of the last four and 11 of the last 12 PSAC Top 10 lists.

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.


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