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AU track and field standout Graudons earns academic honors

ALFRED, NY -- Rebecca Graudons (Mayfield, NY/Mayfield), a member of the Alfred University women’s track and field team, has earned national honors for her work in the classroom.

Graudons, who will be a junior this fall, was named a U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Scholar Athlete. The USTFCCCA announced its All-Academic honorees this week and Graudons, for the second straight year, was included on the list.

To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic team, student-athletes must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.30 and must have either: competed in the NCAA championships (indoor or outdoor); or finished the regular season ranked in the top 35 nationally in an individual event or in the top 25 nationally in a relay.

A physics/mathematics major, Graudons was ranked among the top 35 nationally in the pole vault this year. She earned All-Academic honors as a freshman in 2011 after qualifying to compete in the NCAA Division III outdoor track and field championships.

Graudons holds the AU school records in the pole vault (indoor and outdoor) and shares the mark for the outdoor high jump. She repeated as champ in the pole vault at the Empire 8 Conference and New York State outdoor championships.