July 10, 2006
Center Valley, Pa. - Navy's Kirsten Andrews was named the 2006 Patriot League Women's Outdoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was one of 185 student-athletes on this year's academic honor roll announced Executive Director Carolyn Schlie Femovich Monday. Andrews, along with 13 other student-athletes, posted a 4.00 or better grade-point average this past spring.
As the first-ever Mid to earn the distinction of Patriot League Women's Outdoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Andrews holds down a 3.88 cumulative grade-point average, while majoring in quantitative economics. The senior hurdler was recently named an ESPN The Magazine Academic Third-Team All-American.
Andrews won the 100-meter hurdles at the 2006 Patriot League Outdoor Track and Field Championship with a record-setting time of 14.02. Her career-best time of 13.95 in the 100-meter hurdles, which came at the 2006 ECAC Championship, is also a Navy record. This spring Andrews became the first Mid in program history to compete in two events at the NCAA Outdoor East Regional (100-meter hurdles and pole vault).
Joining Andrews with a 4.00 or above GPA during the spring semester were: American's Vanessa Garber, Kate Lilley and Hillary Roth, Army's Margaret Clark, Bucknell's Melanie Buczko, Gillian Nordquist and Caroline Strunk, Holy Cross' Marie Hickey and Kelly Shaw, Lafayette's Hannah Tuson and Navy's Jessica Goetz, Vicki Moore and Tina Terry.
To be eligible for the Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must earn a 3.20 grade-point average in the spring semester and be awarded a varsity letter in one of the Patriot League's six winter or 10 spring championship sports.
A total of 974 student-athletes were named to the Patriot League's Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll, which includes the sports of men and women's basketball, men and women's swimming and diving, men and women's indoor track and field, baseball, golf, men and women's lacrosse, rowing, men and women's outdoor track and field, softball and men and women's tennis.