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Four Track And Field Athletes Earn Academic Accolades

June 27, 2013

Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Four Boston College women's track and field athletes were named to the All-ACC Women's Academic Team, announced Tuesday by the conference office.

To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic Team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade-point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.

Senior Jillian King, senior Kelsey Huckins, junior Bridget Dahlberg and junior Morgan Mueller were all named to the conference academic team.

King, who was named the Eagle of the Year in May, is a two-time honoree. The biology major holds five Boston College records in track, including the mile (4:34.19), indoor (11:05.69) and outdoor (11:12.41) distance medley relay, the 4x800m relay (8:33.85), and the 4x1500 meter relay (17:25.19). She was a three-time All-Northeast Region honoree.

The Scotia, N.Y., was the recipient of the ACC Post Graduate Scholarship, given to those who have performed with distinction both academically and athletically, while demonstrating exemplary conduct in the community.

Huckins shattered her own personal best in the discus at the UMass Invitational with the record-breaking mark of 50.13m. Her previous best was 49.29m. At the UConn Invitational, the nursing student won the discus event with a mark of 47.34. She also was second in the hammer throw with a season best of 50.75m.

Dahlberg qualified for the NCAA Regional in the 3,000m steeplechase event. She ran her personal best which is the program's third fastest time (10:16.44). The human development major was an Academic All-ACC team honoree in cross-country and earned the Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement in May.

Mueller placed third overall at the ACC Championships in the 3000m steeplechase event. She posted her personal best time of 10:19.14. In the same event at the Stanford Invitational, Mueller recorded the 14th fastest time in the nation and ECAC qualifying mark of 10:23.65. A political science major, Mueller was a recipient of the Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement in May.

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