Lipscomb's Tessa Hoefle Races to Scholar Athlete Honor

Monday, May 20, 2013

MACON, Ga. – The Atlantic Sun Conference awarded Lipscomb's Tessa Hoefle the 2013 Atlantic Sun Women's Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Monday morning.

Hoefle, a junior, boasts a 4.00 grade point average (GPA) as an English major.

Hoefle won the 5000m and collected silver in the 3000m steeplechase at the 2013 A-Sun Outdoor Track and Field Championship.

The A-Sun introduced the new sport-by-sport Academic All-Conference teams in the 2011-12 academic year to recognize student-athletes who embody the conference’s mission of Building Winners for Life. All the members of the team boast a 3.30 cumulative GPA or better and participated in at least half of their team’s games.

WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD SCHOLAR-ATHLETE of the YEAR
Tessa Hoefle, Lipscomb
Junior | GPA: 4.00 | Major: English | Hometown: Winnebago, Ill.
• Two-time A-Sun Scholar Athlete of the Year in cross country
• Won the 5000m run at the A-Sun Championship by 18 seconds with a time of 17:06.04
• Finished second in the 3000m steeplechase in 10:47.29
• Garnered 18 individual points at the A-Sun Championship

WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
*Lexie Burley, ETSU (Junior | GPA: 3.92 | Exercise Science)
*Charlene Charles, Jacksonville (Senior | GPA: 3.81 | Communications)
*April Terry, Lipscomb (Sophomore | GPA: 3.75 | Psychology)
Bienna Freeman, Jacksonville (Senior | GPA: 3.54 | Exercise Science)
Cynthia Davis, Kennesaw State (Senior | GPA: 3.30| Early Childhood Education)
Suzzee Mills, Kennesaw State (Senior | GPA: 3.44| Sport Management)
Alex Newby, Lipscomb (Junior | GPA: 3.67| Nutrition)
Brenna Thompson, Lipscomb (Sophomore | GPA: 4.00 | Pre-Pharmacy)
Kaitlyn Llewellyn, Lipscomb (Sophomore | GPA: 4.00 | Exercise Science/Kinesiology)
Katie Bunker, Lipscomb (Junior | GPA: 3.70| Chemistry)
Kendra Lobley, Lipscomb (Sophomore | GPA: 3.67| Bio-Chemistry)
Meggie Emons, North Florida (Senior | GPA: 3.62 | Physical Therapy)
Brittany Walls, USC Upstate (Sophomore | GPA: 3.32 | Nursing)
* Unanimous Selection
- A tie in the voting led to a 14 person team

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