Trio Named to ASUN All-Academic Team

Trio Named to ASUN All-Academic Team

MACON, Ga. – After their outstanding season on the track and in the classroom, three members of Jacksonville's women's track & field team were named to the ASUN Conference All-Academic Team during the spring semester.

Sophomore Brittany Bowald and redshirt junior Samantha Turner were both unanimous selections, while sophomore Emily Myslinski earned her first academic distinction from the conference as the trio all had GPAs over 3.7 and combined for seven All-ASUN honors at the outdoor conference championship meet last weekend.

"Sam, Brittany, and Emily embody everything you want in a student-athlete," said Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Ron Grigg. "They are disciplined high achievers in every aspect of their lives. They are wonderful representatives of our program and quite deserving of this honor."

A Jacksonville, Fla. native, Bowald held a 4.0 GPA in marketing through this spring and collected three league honors at the ASUN Outdoor Championships last weekend. Bowald helped the Dolphins place second in the 4x100-meter relay in 45.45, and placed third in both the triple jump (11.88 meters/38 feet, 11.75 inches) and in the long jump with a career-best 5.66m (18 ft., 7 in.).

A four-time all-academic honoree, Turner graduated in April with a 3.96 GPA to receive her MBA. The San Antonio, Texas native was named the Most Valuable Performer at the ASUN Outdoor Championships after winning the discus throw (48.52m/159 ft., 2 in.), setting the meet and JU school record in the hammer throw (57.47m/189 ft., 2 in.), and placing second in the shot put (13.95m/45 ft., 9.25 in.).

With a 3.72 GPA in communications during the spring, Myslinski also earned All-ASUN Second Team honors in the heptathlon with a personal-best 4,783 points. The Jacksonville, Fla. native set a new personal best in the heptathlon 200-meter dash (26.03) and later, placed fourth with a career-best 14.14 in the 100-meter hurdles at the ASUN Outdoor Championships.