CU XC Earns All-Academic Award; Wolfe Tabbed PSAC Central Softball Athlete of the Week

| February 19, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced its academic team and individual award winners for the 2018 cross country season last week, with the Clarion cross country team named among the programs on the All-Academic team list.

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In addition to the team honors, three members of the Golden Eagle cross country team – Kayce Bobnar, Haley Schaller and Danielle Stoner – were recognized as All-Academic individuals.

There were 649 student-athletes who earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors with the women accounting for 58.4 percent of the total (379). In order to qualify for this honor, student-athletes must have compiled a cumulative grade points average of at least 3.25 and finished among the top 30 percent of eligible runners at his or her regional championships and/or the top half of the field at the NCAA Championship meet.

All-Academic teams are based on programs who had a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and scored at an NCAA Division II regional meet during the year. Clarion boasted a team GPA of 3.49 for their season.


LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) announced today that Makenzie Wolfe was the conference’s Central Division Athlete of the Week for Feb. 18, after a dazzling debut weekend in Myrtle Beach.

Wolfe’s first games in the Blue & Gold were memorable, as she was one of the top offensive threats for the Golden Eagles in their season-opening trip at the February Freeze-Out. Wolfe tied for the team lead with a .389 (7-of-18) batting average, including the first two home runs of her career. She hit the first in Clarion’s game against Southern Connecticut State on Saturday afternoon, a solo shot that sparked a big rally for the Golden Eagles. The second was a two-run blast against Le Moyne on Sunday that pulled the Golden Eagles to within two runs in the seventh inning.

On the weekend, Wolfe finished with the team-high with two home runs and a 1.199 OPS, and ranked second with three RBI’s.

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