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Stars in the Classroom A record-breaking 153 student athletes were

named to the Spring 2010 Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll, having met or exceeded a minimum 3.0 grade point average for the semester. The Owls’ previous high of 148 student athletes was set during the fall 2009 semester. baseball 

Class of 2010 Business Administration Major, concentration in finance

The Owls captured the Northeast-10 Conference regular season title, matching the program record with 38 wins

Recent Wins: At the Northeast-10 Outdoor Championship, won the 100-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles, setting meet and facility records. Part of winning — and record-setting — 4 x 100-meter relay team.

for the season. Athletic Accomplishments: 2009 U.S. Track and Field and men’s track  The men’s outdoor

women’s swimming and diving 

track and field team claimed

The women’s swim-

its eighth-straight Northeast-

ming and diving team won

10 Conference Champi-

its seventh-straight

onship. The Owls have

Northeast-10 Conference

now won 16-consecutive


indoor and outdoor titles. softball  The team capped off its best season in history,

women’s track and field  The outdoor track and field team took first

Cross Country Association Indoor Track Athlete of the Year; 2008 and 2009 All-American; 2008 New England Champion in 400 hurdles; 2007 and 2008 Northeast10 Conference Champion in 55 hurdles; 2007 and 2008 Northeast-10 Conference Champion in 100 and 400 hurdles; 2007 Northeast-10 Conference Champion in 400 hurdles (outdoors) Favorite event: 400 hurdles Key to Success: “I never sleep before the meets. I think it might have something to do with my success. Everyone sleeps on the bus, but I am always awake talking to my coaches or looking out the window.”

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victories and

the North-

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track, but not for a Division-I school. It [track] wasn’t

first North-


my top priority.”

east-10 Con-


ference Tour-

onship for


the third


time in


four years.

Balancing the student with the athlete: “I wanted to run

Favorite Athlete: (Lori) Lolo Jones, a hurdler. Other sports played: Cheerleading Sport she’d like to try: “Definitely football. I think I could handle it.” Most proud of: Her college education. She is the first person in her family to graduate college. Looking Forward: “An office job isn’t for me. I would

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rather be a high school (business) teacher.”

— By Sarah Houseknecht, ’10 Summer 2010 | 11

Southern Alumni Magazine Summer 2010  
Southern Alumni Magazine Summer 2010  

A magazine for alumni and friends of Southern Connecticut State University