Louisville Track and Field$B!G(Bs Knight Earns Academic Honor

Holly Knight boasts a 3.93 GPA in her Ph.D. psychology coursework.

 

May 31, 2012

 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville track and field$B!G(Bs Holly Knight has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District Track and Field Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced Thursday.

 

The Academic All$B!>(BDistrict honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All$B!>(BAmerica Team ballot, where first$B!>(B, second- and third$B!>(Bteam All$B!>(BAmerica honorees will be selected in June. The Academic All-District teams are divided into eight geographical districts across the United States and Canada.

 

Knight, who is working toward her doctorate in psychology, boasts a 3.93 grade-point average through her first year of coursework, while earning Dean$B!G(Bs List accolades in the fall and spring semesters. She received her bachelor$B!G(Bs degree in psychology at Auburn, where she finished with a 3.96 GPA.

 

This year, she has broken the school$B!G(Bs 17-year-old indoor record in the 5,000m, clocking a time of 16:24.70. At the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, she helped the women$B!G(Bs team win its fifth-straight league title, while placing third in the 5,000m and 10,000m events. At the meet, she broke the 17-year-old outdoor record in the 5,000m (16:26.07). Earlier this season, she also set the school$B!G(Bs 10,000m mark with a time of 33:08.99 that ranks second in the region and 10th nationally.

 

Next week, Knight and five other Cardinals will compete at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Competition in Des Moines, Iowa, at Drake Stadium is scheduled to take place June 6-9.

 

For all of the latest information on Louisville cross country and track and field, log on to UofLsports.com, or, for up-to-the-minute updates, follow the team's Twitter account at www.twitter.com/louisvilletrack.

 

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