New Orleans, LA—North Greenville’s Shekinah Wilder was recently honored as a United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Scholar Athlete for her work in the classroom during the 2016-2017 school year.
Wilder was one of 471 women’s track & field athletes to receive the honor which combined their accomplishments in the classroom with their success during competition. Scholar Athletes of the Year were selected as the highest finishing performers at the NCAA Division II Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Championships who achieved All-Academic status. Those who won individual championship titles ranked higher in the tie-breaking process and cumulative GPA is weighed as the final advantage.
Separate awards are given to track athletes and field athletes for the indoor and outdoor seasons, hence the four categories.
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