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Jeter Named Patriot League Scholar-Athlete Of The Year

Holy Cross Athletics   12-06-2016

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross junior cross country runner Hannah Jeter was named the Corvias Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year, as voted on by sport information directors from around the league. Jeter becomes the first Crusader  in program history to receive this award, and she was additionally named Academic All-Patriot League for the second straight year.

An economics major, Jeter holds a 3.93 grade point average. This year, she led the team to a third-place finish at the Patriot League Championship, finishing in sixth place as an individual with a time of 21:41.4, which is  the best individual finish by a Holy Cross runner at the Patriot League Championship since the 2010 season. Jeter earned first team All-Patriot League honors for placing in the top seven and helping the Crusaders to their best finish in the conference championship since 2001.

Jeter has placed in the top 10 at the Patriot League Championship for three straight years, after previously finishing seventh in 2014 and ninth in 2015. She was named Patriot League Rookie of the Year for her seventh place finish her freshman year.

Jeter also finished in fourth place as an individual in the ECAC Championship race with a time of 18:31. This marked the third straight season she has earned All-ECAC honors by finishing in the top 10, as she led Holy Cross to a second place finish, good for the team’s best finish in the ECAC’s “Championship” race.

Jeter now has five major cross country Patriot League accolades total, which are the most by any Crusader in the program’s history. She is also a member of the women’s track and field team, earning Academic All-Patriot League honors in 2015.

As the 2016 cross country season has concluded, the indoor track and field team returns to action on Friday, Dec. 9, when the Crusaders head to Kingston, R.I. to compete in the Rhode Island Pentathlon.

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Corvias Patriot League Women’s Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Hannah Jeter, Jr., Holy Cross

Women’s Cross Country Academic All-Patriot League Team

Courtney Breiner, So., Boston U.
Christine Bendzinski, Jr., Bucknell
Rebecca Easly, Sr., Colgate
Hannah Jeter, Jr., Holy Cross
Emily Moore, So., Lafayette
Amanda Ruschel, Sr., Lehigh
Erin McDonnell, So., Navy



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