Five Chippewas Earn Academic All-MAC Honors
Courtesy: Scott Rex/CMU Athletics
Senior thrower John Calvert , senior thrower Katelyn Christensen , senior distance runner Danielle Dakroub , senior distance runner Raeanne Lohner and senior middle distance runner Alexandra Sisson represented the Chippewas on the academic all-conference team. Nine men and 30 women were selected to the Academic All-MAC team; CMU's four female honorees are tied for the most in the conference.
Calvert, a health fitness major with a 3.30 grade-point average, placed fourth in the shot put at the 2011 MAC Indoor Championships with a career-best toss of 55-0 3/4. He earns Academic All-MAC recognition for the first time in his career.
Christensen earned her bachelor's degree in sport studies in 2010. She currently holds a 3.88 grade-point average in CMU's sport administration master's program. Christensen competed primarily in the weight throw during the indoor season, posting a career-best 53-6 1/2 in finishing runner-up at CMU's Jack Skoog Open. Christensen is a member of the Academic All-MAC team for the first time in her career.
Dakroub is a mathematics major with a 3.34 GPA. She scored in both the 3000m (fourth) and 5000m (seventh) at the 2011 MAC Indoor Championships. Her 9:45.42 in the 3000m was a career-best. Dakroub is a first-time member of the Academic All-MAC team.
Lohner maintains a 3.86 GPA as an English major. Her indoor season was highlighted by a career-best 9:45.33 in the 3000m at the GVSU Big Meet in February. An injury forced her to miss the conference championship meet. Lohner is a member of the indoor academic all-conference team for the second time and collects her sixth career Academic All-MAC honor.
Sisson is a mathematics major with a 3.85 GPA. Her top performance of the indoor season came at the MAC Championships, when she ran a personal-best 2:14.99 in the 800m prelims. She finished ninth in the finals. Sisson is a member of the Academic All-MAC team for the second straight indoor season.
The Academic All-MAC team is selected by a vote of the conference's Faculty Athletics Representatives. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award.