Leverette Claims A-Sun Track & Field Scholar-Athlete Honor

Friday, May 04, 2012

MACON, Ga. – The Atlantic Sun Conference honored Christie Leverette of Kennesaw State as the 2012 Women's Outdoor Track & Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year to highlight the league’s Academic All-Conference team.

Leverette competed in the heptathlon and high jump at the 2012 Atlantic Sun Outdoor Track & Field Championship. She earned second place in the heptathlon with a school record 4,955 points. Leverette also won the high jump with a record-setting height of 1.76m. Leverette boasts a 4.0 GPA as an Integrative Studies major.

The A-Sun introduced the new sport-by-sport Academic All-Conference teams this fall 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 grade point average (GPA) or better and participated in at least half of their team’s games.

WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD SCHOLAR-ATHLETE of the YEAR
Christie Leverette, Kennesaw State
Senior | Combined | GPA: 4.00 | Major: Integrative Studies
• 2012 A-Sun Outdoor Conference Runner-up in Heptathlon
• Scored 4,955 points in event to set school record in heptathlon shot put (12.25m) and high jump (1.73m)
• Won the high jump competition with KSU, Hodges Stadium and A-Sun record of 1.76m

WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
*Charlene Charles, Jacksonville (Junior | Combined | GPA: 3.83 | Communications)
*Ashley Lehman, Lipscomb (Senior | Distance | GPA: 3.97 | Elementary Education)
Jessica Duble, Belmont (Sophomore l Distance l GPA: 4.00 l English)
Nicole Muldowney, Belmont (Senior l Distance l GPA: 3.72 l Mathematics)
Lexie Burley, ETSU (Sophomore | Jumps | GPA: 3.88 | Exercise Science)
Jasmine Foster, ETSU (Junior | Throws | GPA: 3.59 | Physical Education)
Amalia Vogler, Jacksonville (Senior | Distance | GPA: 3.97 | Marketing)
Laura Phillips, Jacksonville (Graduate l Throws l GPA: 3.80 l Education)
Bienna Freeman, Jacksonville (Junior l Distance l 3.39 l Sociology)
Naomi Mack, Kennesaw State (Senior l Combined l GPA: 3.71 l Computer Science)
Michelle Quimby, Kennesaw State (Junior | Pole Vault | GPA: 3.52 | Health & Physical Education)
Tessa Hoefle, Lipscomb (Sophomore | Distance | GPA: 4.00 | English)
Katie Bunker, Lipscomb (Sophomore | Distance | GPA: 3.77 | Chemistry)
Brittany Duerk, Lipscomb (Senior l Throws l GPA: 3.85 l Biochemistry)
Meggie Emons, North Florida (Junior l Distance l GPA: 3.56 l Health Science)
Erin Nixon, North Florida (Senior | Distance | GPA: 3.68 | English)
Jemeli Sang, USC Upstate (Senior | Distance | GPA: 3.47 | Chemistry)
* Denotes unanimous selection

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The Atlantic Sun Conference is an NCAA Division I league with 10 member institutions committed to Building Winners for Life. The A-Sun meets the challenge of maintaining the highest standards in academic and athletic achievement with a true balance between student and athlete. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun boasts six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.