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Kline and Lawrence Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Nod

Elizabeth Kline at the NCAA National Championship Meet in Eugene, Ore.

Elizabeth Kline at the NCAA National Championship Meet in Eugene, Ore.

July 25, 2013

NEW ORLEANS - Recent graduates Elizabeth Kline and Jonnique Lawrence of the Pitt women's track and field team have been named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) 2013 All-Academic Track and Field Team.

Kline and Lawrence were selected for this prestigious award for their high standards both academically and athletically. Student-athletes must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 to qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team; in addition to having met one of the following standards: a student-athlete must have completed the regular-season ranked in the national top 96 in an individual event or in the national top 48 in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list that is provided by TFRRS.org (indoor season), or a student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (outdoor season).

Kline graduated this past May with a 3.71 GPA in applied developmental psychology. Kline had a standout senior campaign on the track which culminated by reaching the NCAA National Outdoor Championship Meet in Eugene, Ore. Kline was the Big East Indoor pentathlon champion and also the Big East Outdoor heptathlon champion.

Lawrence also graduated this past May and earned a psychology degree while carrying a 3.32 GPA. Lawrence was the Big East Indoor 200 meter champion and was a member of the winning 4x100 meter relay team at the ECAC/IC4A Outdoor Championship Meet. Lawrence set the Pitt school record in the 300 meter dash at the first indoor meet of the season, running a time of 38.20.