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Senior Miriam Kipng'eno received her third-career GNAC All-Academic Team award on Wednesday.
Courtesy: Kelley L. Cox

Track & field lands 13 on academic team

Courtesy: UAA Media Relations
Release: 05/16/2012
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SPOKANE, Wash. - Thirteen Alaska Anchorage Seawolves were among a total of 134 student-athletes - 77 women and 57 men - that were named to the 2012 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Track & Field Academic all-star team on Wednesday.

One of six men in the GNAC to be named to the team for the third time was senior Alfred Kangogo. A nursing and nutrition major, Kangogo (Eldoret, Kenya) recorded an overall GPA of 3.42. Also receiving her third-career honor was senior Miriam Kipng'eno - one of nine GNAC women - with a 3.43 GPA in nursing.


Earning their second academic awards of their careers were juniors Micah Chelimo (engineering, 3.41) and Thomas Hill (physical education, 3.25) on the men's side and senior Shoshana Keegan (early childhood education, 3.37), juniors Katie Krehlik (early childhood education, 3.54) and Ruth Keino (nursing and nutrition, 3.45) on the women's side.


Meanwhile, claiming their first honor were seniors Dianne Chong (early childhood education, 3.22), Shaun Ward (management and marketing, 3.52) and Kelsea Johnson (Psychology, 3.21), sophomores Travis Wilson (geomatics, 3.39), Haleigh Lloyd (nursing, 3.67) and Susan Bick (english, journalism & public communications, 3.22).


To be eligible for the academic team, student-athletes must have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 and be in at least their second year of competition at their university.  They must also qualify to compete in either the GNAC Indoor or Outdoor Track and Field championship meet





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