NEW ORLEANS, La.—Three Lake Erie College women's track and field student-athletes were named U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Academic All-Americans for their performances on the track and in the classroom this past season.
"I am very proud of our student-athletes for being great not only on the track, but in the classroom, where it counts the most," said Head Coach Ryan Rademacher. "These women are staples of our program and leaders of the team. I am very excited for them!"
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have reached a provisional or automatic qualifying standard for the NCAA Championships in either indoor or outdoor seasons.
Jorgensen reached a provisional qualifying time in the 60-meter hurdles during the indoor season. Over the course of the season, Jorgensen set the Lake Erie record in the event five times, including the current record time of 8.70 seconds at the Division-II Challenge on February 8th. Jorgensen, a Business Administration major, earned a 3.34 GPA.
Lee became the second female in program history to qualify for the NCAA Division-II Outdoor Championships. Lee finished 16th in the triple jump at the National Championships with a school-record leap of 39'11.1" as the only true freshman competing in the event. Lee took third at the GLIAC Outdoor Championship with a leap of 39'8.5" and finished fourth with a distance of 38'3.5" at the GLIAC Indoor Championships. Lee, a Political Science major, earned a 3.96 GPA.
Prusky became the first female at Lake Erie to become a two-time national qualifier after qualifying for the NCAA Division-II Outdoor Track and Field Championships for the second-straight year in the high jump, finishing 16th at the National Championships. At the Outdoor GLIAC Championships, Prusky finished second with a season-best jump of 5'7.25". At the GLIAC Indoor Championships, Prusky finished fourth at a height of 5'5.25". Prusky, an Early Childhood Education major, earned a 3.54 GPA.