Chippewas Earn Academic Accolades

July 28, 2014

Four Central Michigan track and field student-athletes were named All-Academic by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

The Chippewas' Breanne Lesnar, Bridget Doughty, Dylan Banagis and Kyle Smith earned the honor, which goes to collegiate track and field student-athletes who achieve at least a 3.25 grade point average and either rank in the top 96 in their respective event during the indoor season, or participate in at least the preliminary round of the NCAA Championships during the outdoor season.

Lesner, a junior who specializes in distance events from Freeland, Mich., carries a 3.95 GPA and is majoring in community health education and Spanish.

Doughty, a senior hurdler from Bay Village, Ohio, carries a 3.80 GPA in secondary education.

Banagis, a sophomore from Grand Rapids, Mich., carries a 3.9 GPA in recreational entrepreneurship

Smith graduated in May with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering with a perfect 4.0 GPA. He placed 17th at the NCAA Championships in June in the javelin throw.

In addition, the CMU women were named a Scholar Team of the Year by USTFCCCA. The Chippewas finished the season with a cumulative 3.22 GPA.

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