MUNCIE, Ind. - - Ball State cross country twin sisters Courtney Edon (New Palestine, Ind./New Palestine) and Caitlynn Edon (New Palestine, Ind./New Palestine) have been named to the 2013 Academic All-Mid-American Conference Cross Country Team as announced today by the league office.
Both nursing majors with 3.934 and 3.810 grade-point averages, respectively, are first-time Academic All-MAC honorees.
Courtney Edon competed in all seven meets for Ball State during the 2013 cross country season, leading the squad to the finish line six times. She placed 108th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 15) with a career-fast 6K time of 22:40, while earing 42nd at the MAC Championships (Nov. 2) with a 6K clocking of 23:01.93. She also posted a season-best 5K time of 18:35.35 to place 35th at the Mel Brodt Collegiate Opener (Sept. 7).
Caitlynn Edon also competed in all seven meets for the Cardinals last season. She turned in a career-best 6K time of 23:40 at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, after finishing 77th at the MAC Championships with a 6K time of 24:05.74. She also logged a career-best 5K time of 19:02.05 at the Mel Brodt Collegiate Opener.
The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. 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.
A total of 29 student-athletes were named to the Academic All-MAC Team for women’s cross country. The number of honorees is set for the specific sport or 33% of the number of nominees, whichever is greater.
2013 Women’s Cross Country Academic All-MAC Team
Jillian Roth, Akron, Junior, 3.58 GPA, Mechanical Engineering
Courtney Edon, Ball State, Junior, 3.934 GPA, Nursing
Caitlynn Edon, Ball State, Junior, 3.810 GPA, Nursing
Mackenzie McMillin, Bowling Green, R-Freshman, 3.900 GPA, Undecided
Maria Meredith, Bowling Green, R-Sophomore, 3.900 GPA, Communication Disorders
Rebecca Rae, Bowling Green, Sophomore, 3.464 GPA, Biology
Breanne Lesnar, Central Michigan, Sophomore, 3.96 GPA, Health Education
Krista Parks, Central Michigan, Senior, 3.22 GPA, Psychology
Kelly Schbert, Central Michigan, Sophomore, 3.95 GPA, Undecided
Kayla Pfund, Eastern Michigan, Senior, 3.53 GPA, Exercise Science
Amy Frauhammer, Eastern Michigan, Sophomore, 3.92 GPA, Management
Victoria Voronko, Eastern Michigan, Junior, 3.80 GPA, Physical Education
Paige Foster, Kent State, Junior, 4.0 GPA, Nursing
Alex Chitwood, Miami, Junior, 3.92 GPA, Diplomacy and Global Studies
Jess Hoover, Miami, Junior, 3.83 GPA, Finance
Erica Howes, Miami, Senior, 3.97 GPA, Nutrition
Anna Lamb, Miami, Junior, 3.92 GPA, Kinesiology
Leah Raffety, Northern Illinois, R-Freshman, 4.0 GPA, Health Sciences
Juli Accurso, Ohio, Senior, 3.882 GPA, French and Linguistics
Maureen Dean, Ohio, Sophomore, 4.0 GPA, Biology
Caroline Hildebrand, Ohio, Sophomore, 3.457 GPA, Electrical Engineering
Melissa Thompson, Ohio, Senior, 3.891 GPA, Journalism
Tessa Weigand, Ohio, Sophomore, 3.906 GPA, Accounting
Mackenzie Chojnacky, Toledo
Brooke Tullis, Toledo, Junior, 3.400 GPA, Nursing
Liz Weiler, Toledo, Junior, 3.565 GPA, Marketing and Professional Sales
Megan Gaysunas, Toledo, Junior, 3.762 GPA, Marketing
Megan Wright, Toledo, Junior, 3.423 GPA, Exercise Science
Aisha Hodge, Western Michigan, Senior, 3.57 GPA, Psychology