The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


March 3, 2014

Bishop Carroll grad earns honor

CENTER VALLEY — After earning All-Patriot League recognition at the Indoor Track and Field Championships over the weekend, Bucknell senior Emily Waksmunski was honored for her success on the track and in the classroom as a winner of the 2014 Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.

Waksmunski finished second in both the 1,000-meter run (2:55.98) and as part of Bucknell’s 4 X 800m relay (9:05.48).

She also ran on the Bison’s third-place distance medley relay (12:20.17) to help her team to a third-place finish in the championships.

She is an ECAC qualifier in the 1,000-meter and 4 X 800.

The former Bishop Carroll athlete excels in the classroom as well with a cumulative 3.94 grade-point average, and a 4.00 mark in her major of civil engineering. S

he was named to the Academic All-Patriot League Team in both indoor and outdoor track and field for the last two seasons, and also earned Capital One Academic All-District honors in 2013.

She is a six-time selection to the Bucknell University Dean’s List and three-time member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

Waksmunski, who earned the 10th Patriot League Women's Indoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year award for Bucknell, became the third female to make the Indoor Track and Field Academic All-Patriot League Team in all three of her seasons of eligibility, and has also made the outdoor team the last two years.

The Academic All-Patriot League Team honors student-athletes who excel in their sport and the classroom.

Sports information directors select the academic award winners.


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