February 12, 2007
Eagle runners earn national academic honors
EVANSVILLE, Ind.—The University of Southern Indiana women's cross country team was among 91 programs to earn Division II All-Academic honors by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association.
To qualify as an All-Academic Team, a program must have a cumulative team GPA of 3.0 or higher. The Screaming Eagles amassed a 3.532 team grade point average.
Senior Missy Burgin (Sellersburg, Indiana) as well as sophomores Kathy Goebel (Evansville, Indiana) and Allison Shafer (Plainville, Indiana) was among 170 student-athletes to earn Division II Cross Country All-Academic individual honors.
To be eligible, student-athletes must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher and finish in the top 30 percent at the NCAA II Regional Championships.
Burgin, who was 24th out of 164 runners at the NCAA II Great Lakes Regional Championships, has put together a 3.441 GPA in radio and television. Shafer has a 3.882 GPA in
Shafer, who is double-majoring in nursing and health services, has accumulated a 3.882 GPA in her first three semesters at USI. She finished second at the NCAA II Great Lakes Regional Championships.
Goebel, who was 47th at the NCAA II Great Lakes Regional Championships, has posted a 3.352 GPA in her first three semesters at USI. She is pursuing a degree in elementary education.
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