May 29, 2013
IRVING, Texas (SMU) - SMU senior Mary Alenbratt was named to the Conference USA All-Academic team, the league office announced Wednesday.
Alenbratt, a native of Bohus, Sweden, holds a 3.59 GPA and is a management major minoring in Chinese. She also received SMU's Presidential Award of Excellence, which is given to a graduating senior student athlete with a GPA of 3.5 or higher and an outstanding record on the field of play at SMU.
Alenbratt has had a successful senior season on the Hilltop, and holds four SMU records (three indoor records and one outdoor), including the mile run, which she completed in 4:43.05 at the SPIRE Institute Invite on Feb. 9. Alenbratt also won the 3000-meter run twice during the indoor season, and was a crucial part of the distance medley relay team that won at the Howie Ryan Indoor Invitational. She also won the 800-meter event at the North Texas Classic.
Alenbratt attempted to qualify for the NCAA Championships in the 1,500-meter run, missing a berth by just 10 seconds.
2012-13 CONFERENCE USA WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
Name - School - Year - GPA - Major - Hometown
Kala Faunderburk - Memphis - So. - 3.59 Journalism - St. Petersburg, Fla.
Xenia Rahn - Memphis - So. - 3.76 - International Business - Hamburg, Germany
Farrah Madanay - Rice - Sr. - 4.03 - Art History/Religious Studies - Honolulu, Hawaii
Heather Olson - Rice - Jr. - 3.73 - Philosophy - Grayslake, Ill.
Mary Alenbratt - SMU - Sr. - 3.59 - Management - Bohus, Sweden
Stephanie Ledgerwood** - Southern Miss - Sr. - 3.92 - Forensic Science - Yuma, Ariz.
Jocelyn Lockhart - Southern Miss - Sr. - 4.00 - International Business - Brunswick, Canada
Joanna Lapucha - Tulane - Jr. - 3.91 - Chemistry - Lafayette, La.
Erin Huddleston - Tulsa - Sr. - 3.88 - Exercise & Sports Science - Point Lookout, Mo.
Rhiannon Johns** - UAB - Grad - 3.75 - Mathematics - Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
Janice Jackson* - UTEP - Jr. - 3.88 - Multidisciplinary Studies - St. Catherine, Jamaica