6/8/2009 12:00:00 AM
Amy Warren Named CoSIDA/ESPN First-Team Academic All-District
June 8, 2009
By: Heather Almond, Sports Information Assistant
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (June 8, 2009) – Redhawks distance runner Amy Warren (Cincinnati, Oh.) was named to the CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 7 Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country Team. She is the first selection for the Redhawks track & field and cross country programs since Michele Jett garnered First Team All-District honors in 2006.
Warren, a May 2009 graduate, is a four-time recipient of the OVC Medal of Honor, as well as being a four-time member of the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. The four-time Southeast Scholar Athlete was one of 318 undergraduate students in the 136 years of the university to graduate with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Warren was also one of 20 graduating students from Southeast Missouri State honored as Honor Scholars, and she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a double major in Communication Disorders and Spanish.
On the track, Warren finished fourth in the 10,000 meters and 11th in the 5000 meters at 2009 OVC Outdoor Championships. She also finished sixth in the 5000 meters and ninth in the 3000 meters at 2009 OVC Indoor Championships. She is a four-time letterwinner as a distance runner for the women’s track team. In 2006, she helped the women’s team to the Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championship.
Warren also lettered as a member of the Redhawks cross country team. This past fall, she placed 19th at the OVC Cross Country Championships.
Warren is one of just four OVC athletes to be named to an All-District First Team. Lesley Binning (Jacksonville State), Carrie Burggraf (Austin Peay), and Keri Light (Tennessee Tech) were named to the District 4 First Team.
To be eligible for All-District selection, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Warren’s name will now be forwarded on to the ballot for COSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American consideration.