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Cross Country's Tankersley Named ESPN The Magazine Second-Team Academic All-District

Karen Tankersley receives academic honor

Karen Tankersley receives academic honor

June 5, 2006

Cross Country senior Karen Tankersley was named ESPN The Magazine Second-Team Academic All-District announced last week.

The Covington, Tenn., ran a season-best time of 19:43.08 in 5K during the 2005 cross country season, while competing in all six meets. She recorded a time of 24:50.99 in the 6K in the NCAA South Region meet. She was a 2005 Third-Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America and a ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First-Team selection. She received the Forrest General Scholar Athlete Award and Athletic Training Outstanding Scholarship Award as a senior. She was a nine-time President's List Scholar and received Conference USA Academic Medal five times.

Tankersley recently completed her degree in athletic training and maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA.

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