MUNCIE, Ind. - Ball State indoor track and field’s MaryKate Mellen (Michigan City, Ind./Michigan City) has been named to the Academic All-Mid-American Conference Team, as announced by the league office.
Mellen, a telecommunications major with a 3.88 grade-point average, earns the honor for the first time during her career with the Cardinals. She ranks ninth in the MAC in the mile run (4:57.60), which she posted during the league championships and stood as a top performer for the Cardinals in the 1 mile run (5:09.63) at IU’s Gladstein Invitational.
Mellen also posted a time of 10:26.89 in the 3000m run at IWU, turned in a fifth place performance in the mile (5:03.67) at IU’s Hoosier Hills Invite and placed second in the mile run with a time of 5:06.80 at the Bowling Green Challenge.
A total of 34 student-athletes earned Academic All-MAC honors, with Miami and Western Michigan leading all schools with six selections each, followed by Kent State and Ohio with four selections each.
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% 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. Outstanding academic and athletic accomplishments for the current season are only considered.
2012 Indoor Track & Field Academic All-MAC Team
Ariane Beaumont-Courteau - Akron
Valerie Fraizer (Wert) - Akron
MaryKate Mellen - Ball State
Abby Koch - Bowling Green
Emma Denton - Buffalo
Becky O’Brien - Buffalo
Holly Anderson - Central Michigan
Veronica Garcia - Central Michigan
Meghan Powers - Eastern Michigan
Kate Wolanin - Eastern Michigan
Paige Foster - Kent State
Kim Preston - Kent State
Melinda Sawnor - Kent State
Kayla Schoenle - Kent State
Rachael Clay - Miami
Monica Fischer - Miami
Erica Howes - Miami
Katie Scannell - Miami
Kori Tatman - Miami
Ashley Zaper - Miami
Jenelle McCalla - Northern Illinois
Jenner Sio - Northern Illinois
Juli Accurso - Ohio
Emily Pifer - Ohio
Melissa Thompson - Ohio
Brittany Tyree - Ohio
Julie Snyder - Toledo
Megan Vogelson - Toledo
Chiara Allen - Western Michigan
Andrea Arnold - Western Michigan
Iris Campbell - Western Michigan
Cara Cremeans - Western Michigan
Aisha Hodge - Western Michigan
Rachel Whitley - Western Michigan