Emory Report
March 16, 2009
Volume 61, Number 23



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March 16
, 2009
Athletes are stars in academics, too

From staff reports

Several of Emory’s sports teams and athletes have garnered honors.

Volleyball player Dani Huffman was awarded a $7,500 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Huffman, Most Outstanding Player at the NCAA Division III Volleyball Championships, was also named the state of Georgia’s Collegiate Female Athlete of the Year by the Women’s Intersport Network.

The men’s and women’s cross country teams earned the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team Award for excellence in the classroom and on the running trails.

Both teams of Eagles, under head coach John Curtin, completed fall term with a team cumulative GPA of 3.550. To be eligible for the award, a school must have compiled a team score at the NCAA Regional Meet and have a minimum 3.10 team cumulative GPA. The men’s team finished second out of 19 teams and the women’s team finished second out of 24 teams at the NCAA South/Southeast Regional Championship.

Senior Nate Ennist and junior Tommy Fyffe were on the USTFCCCA Men’s All-Academic Team. Five were on the USTFCCCA Women’s All-Academic Team: seniors Melissa Jones and Natalie Waryck; junior Rebecca Flink; sophomore Natalie Fenn; and freshman Tess Gallegos. To be eligible for this award, a student-athlete must carry a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade-point average and must finish in the top 25 percent of the field at their respective NCAA regional meet.