Clapp and Henry Named To Verizon All-Academic Team
, May 29, 2003 – Springfield College junior Marisa Clapp
was named to the 2003 Verizon Academic District I College Division Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country First Team, while senior Kelley Henry
earned second-team honors.
As a first team academic all-district selection, Clapp moves on to the Academic All-America ballot for track and field/cross country. The team will be announced on June 19.
, who hails from Charlton, Mass.
, was a second-team Verizon Academic All-American in 2002. She placed seventh in the 1,500-meter event (4:32.98) at the NCAA Division III Championships last weekend, earning her fifth-career All-America title. Earlier in the season, Clapp was named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women’s Track & Field Athlete of the Year after winning the 800, 1,500, and 5,000-meter events at the NEWMAC Track & Field Championships (April 27). In the fall, she finished 18th at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championship (Nov. 23), and earned NEWMAC Runner-of-the-Year honors in women’s cross country for the second consecutive season. Clapp carries a 3.95 grade point average (g.p.a.) as a sports management major.
, a native of Whitinsville, Mass.
, has a 3.94 g.p.a. in the applied exercise science major. Henry was a major contributor to both the cross country and track & field team. She placed 14th for the Pride at the NEWMAC Cross Country Championship (Nov. 2).
To be eligible for the Verizon Academic District I team, a student-athlete must play at a Division II or III institution based in New England or New York. The student-athlete must have a minimum 3.2 g.p.a. and be a starter or significant reserve on his team. The team is voted on by the sports information directors of those institutions.
Head Coach Jim Pennington
Jim Pennington enters his 30th season as head coach of the Springfield College women’s cross country and track and field teams in 2013-2014. Under Pennington’s direction, the Pride has recorded seven top 20 finishes at the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Championships, and seven top 15 finishes at the NCAA Cross Country Championships.
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