RedStorm track & field place eight
on Academic All-MSC team
Rio Grande Sports Information
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Eight student-athletes representing the University of Rio Grande’s track & field program were among those who received Academic All-Mid-South Conference honors from the league, prior to last weekend’s championship meet on the campus of the University of the Cumberlands.
In order to be nominated by an institution, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved at least sophomore academic status.
Kevin Malone was the RedStorm’s lone honoree on the men’s side. The Waverly, Ohio junior is an Integrated Math major with a 3.64 grade point average.
Seven members of head coach Bob Willey’s women’s squad were recognized.
The list includes sophomore Brittany Piccone (Crooksville, OH), who sports a 3.90 GPA as an Early Childhood Education major; sophomore Renee Davis (Amsterdam, OH), an Ultrasound Tech major with a 3.87 GPA; sophomore Shameca Armstrong (Fairfield, OH), who has a 3.59 GPA majoring in Respiratory Therapy; senior Kim Strunk (Milford, OH), who carries a 3.34 grade average majoring in Hispanic Studies; junior Mary Beth Schramm (Marietta, OH), who has a 3.30 GPA as a Radiation Tech major; sophomore Allison Keeney (Cincinnati, OH), a Sports & Exercise Science major with a 3.30 GPA; and senior Kayla Renner (Galloway, OH), who has a 3.28 grade average as a Nursing major.
Strunk and Schramm both had first-place finishes in the MSC meet, with Strunk winning the Hammer Throw and Schramm taking the title in the Javelin Throw.
A total of 29 men’s student-athletes were honored. Georgetown College and Campbellsville University led the way with seven and six recipients, respectively.
Forty-four female athletes were recognized. Lindsey Wilson led all schools with nine honorees, while Campbellsville had eight.