Hitscherich Named Academic All-Patriot League
WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross junior Alanna Hitscherich has been named Academic All-Patriot League, as voted on by sport information directors from around the league. This marks the first time Hitscherich has received this honor.
An Economics major, Hitscherich holds a 3.76 grade point average and has been instrumental in leading the Crusaders in jumps and hurdles this year. A two-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll selection and Veteran Leader in the Holy Cross Leadership Academy, she took second place in the long jump at the 2017 Patriot League Indoor Championship with a Holy Cross record-setting mark of 5.84 meters. She earned second team All-Patriot League honors for her finish.
Hitscherich also earned points for Holy Cross at the Patriot League Indoor Championship while placing seventh in the 60-meter hurdles with her time of 8.91 and sixth in the triple jump with her career and season-best distance of 11.62 meters, as the Crusaders took sixth place overall.
Hitscherich most recently picked up All-New England accolades at the New England Indoor Championship for three top-eight finishes in her events. She took sixth in the triple jump with her mark of 11.65 meters, eighth in the 60-meter hurdles with her career and season-best time of 8.85 and landed in fifth place in the long jump after clearing a distance of 5.57 meters.
Hitscherich will return to action from Mar. 4-5, as she competes in the 60-meter hurdles and long jump at the ECAC Indoor Championship in Boston.
Corvias Patriot League Women’s Indoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete: Christine Bendzinski, Bucknell (Jr.)
Women’s Indoor Track and Field Academic All-Patriot League Team
Cassie Mundekis, Army West Point (So.)
Madeleine Schneider, Army West Point (So.)
Christie Molloy, Boston University (Sr.)
Christine Bendzinski, Bucknell (Jr.)
Sarah Chandler, Bucknell (Sr.)
Lauren Hudson, Bucknell (Jr.)
Alanna Hitscherich, Holy Cross (Jr.)
Courtney Avery, Lehigh (Sr.)
Marissa Karl, Lehigh (Sr.)
Rosemary Brinegar, Navy (So.)