MACON, Ga. – Belmont women's track and field senior Nicole Muldowney (Hoover, Ala.) and redshirt sophomore Jessica Duble (Lookout Mountain, Ga.) earned Academic All-Conference distinction, as announced by the Atlantic Sun on Friday. It is a first time honor for Duble while Muldowney garnered the award in the fall for her performance during Cross Country season.
Duble competed in three outdoor meets, notching four top-35 finishes in several heavily contested fields during the outdoor season. The Lookout Mountain, Ga., native finished 33rd (2:30.15) in a deep 800m field at the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational. She also finished 24th in 1500m (4:54.38) at same meet. Duble ran a 4:54.01 in 1500m at the Duke Invitational to finish 34th overall and wrapped the season at the 2012 Atlantic Sun Outdoor Championships, taking13th in 1500m with season-best 4:52.33.
Muldowney competed in three outdoor meets, coming away with four top-15 finishes throughout the season. The Hoover, Ala., native's best finish was fourth in 10,000m (36:52.21) at the 2012 Atlantic Sun Outdoor Championships. Muldowney also finished fifth in 5000m (17:49071) at same meet. She finished 15th of 64 in the 3000m (10:10.52) at the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational and ran a season-best 17:32.27 in the 5000m at Duke Invitational, placing seventh.
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
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