Walker Stays Perfect On and Off the Track for Scholar-Athlete

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

MACON, Ga. – The Atlantic Sun Conference awarded Lipscomb's Dani Walker the 2013 Atlantic Sun Women's Indoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Tuesday morning.

Walker had a decorated indoor track and field season after being awarded the A-Sun Championship Most Valuable Performer, Women's Top Track Performer and now Scholar-Athlete of the Year with a 3.41 cumulative grade point average (GPA) as a Kinesiology major.

Walker highlighted her season with three first-place finishes in the A-Sun Championship.

The A-Sun introduced the new sport-by-sport Academic All-Conference teams in the 2011-12 academic year to recognize student-athletes who embody the conference’s mission of Building Winners for Life. All the members of the team boast a 3.30 cumulative GPA or better and participated in at least half of their team’s games.

WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD SCHOLAR-ATHLETE of the YEAR
Dani Walker, Lipscomb
Junior | GPA: 3.41 | Major: Kinesiology | Hometown: Wichita, Kan.
• Won the 3000m, mile and 5000m in the 2013 A-Sun Championship
• Crushed an A-Sun meet record in the 3000m by 13 seconds with a time of 9:37.98
• Marked the second-fastest time in an A-Sun Indoor Championship in the mile (4:43.89), third fastest time in the 5000m (16:59)
• Anchored the 4x400m relay for the Bisons with a split time of 56.3

WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
*Lexie Burley, ETSU (Junior | GPA: 3.92 | Exercise Science)
*Charlene Charles, Jacksonville (Senior | GPA: 3.81 | Communications)
*Michelle Quimby, Kennesaw State (Senior | GPA: 3.52 | Physical and Health Education)
*Maggie Lawrence, Lipscomb (Sophomore | GPA: 4.00 | Bio Chemistry)
Bienna Freeman, Jacksonville (Senior | GPA: 3.50 | Exercise Science & Sociology)
Svenja Meyer, Jacksonville (Junior | GPA: 3.87 | Accounting & International Business)
Katie Bunker, Lipscomb (Junior | GPA: 3.71 | Chemistry)
Tessa Hoefle, Lipscomb (Junior | GPA: 4.00 | English)
April Terry, Lipscomb (Sophomore | GPA: 3.82 | Psychology)
Brenna Thompson, Lipscomb (Sophomore | GPA: 4.00 | Pre-Pharmacy)
Kelly Johnson, Northern Kentucky (Junior | GPA: 3.90 | Elementary Education)
* Unanimous Selection

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