PITTSBURGH -- The Point Park University women's track & field team had a successful year in the classroom with many members receiving academic honors from the NAIA and the River States Conference. The Pioneers secured eight members of the RSC Women's Track & Field Scholar-Athlete Team, and five of those also made the NAIA-Daktronics Women's Track & Field Scholar-Athlete Team.

Point Park was second in the conference with eight team members of the RSC Scholar-Athlete Team, which had 41 student-athletes from across the conference. The team was made up of those who had a 3.25 GPA or higher, compete in an RSC sport and have been a Point Park for at least a full year so far. 

Earning a spot on the RSC Scholar-Athlete Team were seniors Vanessa Sprando (3.97), McKenzie Wilson (3.85) and Dominique Furrowh (3.68). Juniors included Brittany Maniet (3.49), Jahniah McAllister (3.44), Alexis Sherman (3.63) and Olukemi Olugbakinro (3.55). Sophomore Kara Rohlf (3.86) also made the team. 

Most of the Pioneers' academic honorees also reached the status of NAIA-Daktronics Scholar-Athlete, which is for those who are juniors or seniors with a 3.50 GPA or higher. Making that list with a record number for the Pioneers' team this year were Sprando, Wilson, Furrowh, Sherman and Olugbakinro. The Point Park women's track and field team is only in its third year, so there were not many juniors or seniors in the program in year's past.

For more information on the NAIA and RSC scholar-athletes, click the links below:

NAIA Release  |  RSC Release