USCB student-athletes named to Academic All-District Teams

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Three University of South Carolina Beaufort student-athletes have been named to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District Team for women’s track & field and cross country.

Seniors Taylor Keen (Aiken, S.C.) and Meleah Powers (Aiken, S.C.) and junior Ciera Love (Ladson, S.C.) were among 17 athletes named to the District 1 College Division team. USCB’s district is made up of NAIA and NJCAA schools from 23 states throughout the East and Southeast regions.

First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.

Keen (3.62, Hospitality Management) is USCB’s record holder in the hammer throw (37.47m) and was an All-Sun Conference performer in the hammer this season. Love (3.84, English) held the school record in the 100 meters until this season, and Powers (4.0, Business Administration) is a four-year letter winner in track and cross country.

The CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America awards are the most prestigious awards that recognize student-athletes for their combined performance in their sport and in the classroom. To be eligible for Academic All-District consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his or her current institution and be nominated by his or her sports information director.

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