WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 07, 2012
Women’s cross country places two on A-Sun scholar-athlete team
Svenja Meyer
Svenja Meyer
JU women’s cross country senior Morgan Keel and junior Svenja Meyer were each named to the A-Sun Scholar-Athlete team for their outstanding work in the classroom.

Keel (3. 68, exercise science) and Meyer (3.87, political science) each posted stellar GPA’s to represent the Dolphins on the conference academic team.

“We are very proud of the academic accomplishments of our program as a whole, but Svenja and Morgan have done an especially good job of excelling as both a student and an athlete,” JU head coach Ron Grigg said. “We are grateful for the recognition.”

In 2012, Keel ran a career-best time of 18:51.3 (26th) at the A-Sun Championships. She also posted the 13th fastest 6k in program history with a 23:14.8 (23rd) at the FSU Invitational. Off the track, Keel has earned three A-Sun all-academic and Dean’s List honors for her work in the classroom.

Meyer was JU’s second highest finisher in three of the five races in 2012. At the conference meet, she ran a career-best time of 17:40.3 (6th) to earn first team all-conference honors. Her conference time is the second fastest 5k time in school history. Meyer also ran the third-fastest 6k program history (21:51.8 (5th)) at the FSU Invitational and won the JU Short Course Duals in 14:06.70 to start the season Aug. 31

In the classroom, Meyer has earned two A-Sun all-academic team honors and a spot on the President’s Honor Roll and Dean’s List the last two years.

The Dolphins compete at the NCAA Regional Friday in Tallahassee, Fla.