Daniels & Lyons Named to C-USA All-Academic Squad

May 15, 2008

Marissa Daniels and Sarah Lyons are not only stars on the track, but in the classroom as well. Both have just been named to the six-person Conference USA All-Academic Team as selected by the sports information directors for track and field. This is Daniels' second such honor and Lyons' first.

Daniels also earned a slot on the 2007 C-USA Cross Country All-Academic Team. She currently boasts a 3.85 GPA in kinesiology/sport medicine and was a 2007 ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-American. She has twice been named the Rice University Scholar Athlete for Women's Track and Field and was last season's C-USA Scholar Athlete for cross country. On the track, Daniels currently holds C-USA's fastest outdoor time in the 10,000-meters (34:07.60) to provisionally qualify for the NCAA Championship and is second on her team in the 5,000-meters (17:34.70).

Lyons, a sophomore, maintains a 3.77 GPA as a kinesiology/sport management major. She currently holds the league's best time in the 400-meters (53.63) and won the 2008 C-USA Indoor title in that event. She also ranks fourth in C-USA with a time of 23.85 in the 200-meters.

2008 C-USA Women's Track & Field All-Academic Team
Name School Cl. GPA Major Hometown

Sivan Aballi Memphis Gr. 3.85 Communication Holon, Israel
*Marissa Daniels Rice Sr. 3.85 Kinesiology/Sport Medicine Pearland, Texas
Sarah Lyons Rice So. 3.77 Kinesiology/Sport Management Omaha, Neb.
Andrea Kvetova SMU Sr. 3.94 Finance (Economics Minor) Prague, Czech Republic
Kristen Zieminski UCF Gr. 4.00 Business Administration/MBA Sarasota, Fla.
*Keisha Walkes UTEP Sr. 4.00 Biology (Chemistry Minor) St. Lucy, Barbados

*Repeat Selection





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