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Pioneers set women's cross country program record with three NAIA Scholar-Athletes

Dec. 9, 2010

PITTSBURGH – The Point Park University women’s cross country team had three members named NAIA Scholar-Athletes this year, which registered an all-time best for program. The NAIA Scholar-Athlete award is the highest academic honor handed out by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. 

Pictured: Leah Bubeck. Photo by Chelsey Engel.

Point Park runners to receive the NAIA Scholar-Athlete honor this year include senior Leticia Henry and juniors Leah Bubeck and Lindsay Dill.  The NAIA Scholar-Athlete award is given to student-athletes who are a junior or senior with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5 and who have been at their institution for at least one year.

Henry, a native of Ellicott City, Md., is an NAIA Scholar-Athlete for the second year in a row. Bubeck, from Moon Twp., Pa., and Dill, from Erie., Pa., earned the honor this year for the first time in their careers.

Henry is a broadcasting major with a 3.73 grade-point average. Bubeck has a 3.79 GPA as a cinema and digital arts major while Dill is a journalism major with a 3.60 GPA.