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Cooper, Hunault, Morris named Academic All-MAC

June 25, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Three members of the Western Michigan University women's track and field team have been named Academic All-Mid-American Conference.

Irene Cooper, Ashley Hunault and Sarah Morris were named to the women's all-conference track and field team for achieving high levels of success in both athletics and academics this season. This is the second time Cooper and Hunault have received Academic All-MAC honors. It is a career first for Morris.

Cooper, of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., is a junior majoring in early childhood education and has a 3.34 grade point average. She was one of WMU's top throwers during the season and finished in fourth place in the hammer throw at the MAC Championships. She also represented the Broncos at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships.

Hunault, of Alpena, Mich., is a sophomore majoring in psychology and has a 3.72 grade point average. She finished second in the long jump and was a part of the first-place 4x100-meter relay team at the MAC Championships. She also represented WMU in the 4x100-meter relay at the regional championships.

Morris, of Mt. Pleasant, Mich., is a sophomore majoring in secondary education and has a 3.22 grade point average. She was consistently WMU's top discus thrower this season. She threw a personal best 160-08 to win the discus at the Jack Shaw Invitational, and also competed in the event at the regional championships.

Academic All-MAC

This year's Academic All-MAC Outdoor Track and Field women's team is made up of 33 student-athletes chosen by faculty academic representatives. To be eligible, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and has to have participated in at least 50 percent of the meets in a given season. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible.

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Media contact: Adam Bodnar, (269) 387-4125, adam.e.bodnar@wmich.edu

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