VANCOUVER, Wash. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced that Spring Hill College runners Lynne Fritscher and Cecilia Venker have been named 2010 Daktronics-NAIA Women's Cross Country Scholar-Athletes.
Lynne Fritscher, a senior from Covington, La., majors in Pre-Med Biopsychology with a minor in English. She also plays on the SHC women's tennis team where she has twice won All-Conference recognition.
Venker, is a senior Accounting major from St. Louis, Mo. At the 2010 Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) Championships, she finished the 5,000 meter course in 22:29.61.
This is the second consecutive year for both players to win the NAIA's Scholar-Athlete Award.
Nominated by each institution's head coach, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and have achieved junior academic status to qualify. This season a total of 306 women's cross country runners were awarded the honor by the NAIA.
Since the awards inception in 1980, Spring Hill College has now had 113 student-athletes win Scholar-Athlete recognition.