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Alyssa Laughner earns academic honors

HOWARD — Alyssa Laughner, of Howard, is one of four Baldwin Wallace University women’s track and field student-athlete to be honored with United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic accolade.

Laughner, a Central Mountain High School graduate, is also one of 477 NCAA Division III student-athletes from 123 institutions to be recognized

To qualify for the honor, a student-athlete must have a student-athlete must have at least a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.30 and above and either accepted into the NCAA Indoor Championship or finishing the regular indoor season ranked in the national top-50 in an individual event or ranked in the national top-35 in a relay event.

Laughner, who earns her second honor, is a neuroscience and biology double major carrying a 3.73 GPA. She is a two-time Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference selection (one in cross country and one in track and field), Dean’s List student and Jacket Scholar. Athletically, Laughner is a 2019 national qualifier, 2020 USTFCCCA All-Great Lakes Region selection, three-time All-OAC performer, and two-time OAC champion.

Additionally, the women’s track and field team was honored as one of 209 teams as the it carried a 3.446 GPA. In order to earn this recognition, a team must have a cumulative team grade point average of all student-athletes who used a season of eligibility must be at least a 3.1 on a 4.0 scale through the most recent semester/quarter.

Baldwin Wallace University, founded in 1845, was one of the first colleges to admit students without regard to race or gender. An independent, coeducational university of 3,800 students, BW offers coursework in the liberal arts tradition in more than 80 academic areas. Located in Berea, 12 miles from downtown Cleveland, BW offers students the cultural, educational and business advantages of a major metropolitan area.

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