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FMU cross country runner earns National Scholar-Athlete recognition

FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University senior cross country runner Amanda Doyle has been named to the 2009 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team.

The 286 USTFCCCA All-Academic honorees represent 106 schools around the country. The runners are recognized for their efforts both in the classroom and on nation’s cross country courses.

To qualify for All-Academic honors, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.25 cumulative grade point average and have placed in the top 30% of the total number of athletes eligible to compete at the respective regional championships or have placed in the top 50% of the field at the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships.

Doyle, a native of Laurens, S.C., owns a 3.78 grade point average while majoring in accounting. 

She was the Patriots’ top finisher in all seven meets this past fall, including a 37th-place showing at the Peach Belt Conference Championship Meet and a 69th-place finish at the NCAA Southeast Regional Meet.

She is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies, Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society, and Delta Sigma Pi professional fraternity. She has served for two years as the president of FMU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). She was named to the PBC’s All-Academic Team in both 2008 and 2009.

Doyle was an All-Region performer at Laurens District 55 High School.

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Last Published: April 12, 2010 3:43 PM
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