Academic Awards

Churchill Scholarship

In 2016, Jillian Jaycox, a women's cross country and track and field student-athlete, was one of 15 individuals nationwide chosen to receive a 2016 Churchill Scholarship, one of the most prestigious awards for study abroad in the United Kingdom. Jaycox became the 12th CMU student to receive the scholarship, which funds a year of postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge.

Fulbright U.S. Grant

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides unparalleled opportunity to teach, study and conduct research in 155 countries worldwide.

The women's cross country and track and field team have had three student-athletes earn the award. Emily Joyce in 2017 and Sara Kelly and Erin Kiekhaefer in 2015.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

As a junior, Jillian Jaycox was named a Goldwater Scholar. She has carried out conducted research with University of Pittsburgh Immunology Professor and CMU Mellon College of Science alumna Sarah Gaffen, studying the immune response to bloodstream fungal infections, and with CMU Chemistry Associate Professor Subha R. Das, designing DNA nanoparticles made of backbone-branched DNAs.

CoSIDA Academic All-Americans

To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. 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.

Cross country and track and field were part of the At-Large field until 2003-04 when it moved to its own category.

2014-15 Erin Kiekhaefer
1998-99 Maureen McGranaghan
1997-98 Maureen McGranaghan
1996-97 Maureen McGranaghan

All-District Honors

2014-15 Erin Kiekhaefer
1998-99 Maureen McGranaghan
1997-98 Maureen McGranaghan
1996-97 Maureen McGranaghan


USTFCCCA All-Academic Awards

To earn academic recognition each athlete must maintain a cumulative grade point average at or above 3.30 and finish in the top 25 percent of the field at their respective NCAA regional meet.

For a team to be considered for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team award, they must have competed and compiled a team score at an NCAA Regional Meet.  The team must also have a minimum 3.10 team cumulative grade point average.






Maureen McGranaghan
Margaret Powers




Karen Helmstetter
Jocelyn Sikora


Hallie Espel
Danielle Sedlack



Carolyn Clayton


Carolyn Clayton
Elizabeth Stern


Courtney Baker


Courtney Baker


Elise Hall


Hailey Brown
Emily Joyce
Catherine Paquette
Rehka Schnepf



Halley Bayer
Hailey Brown
Haley Bryant
Erin Kiekhaefer
Liz Snyder


Rekha Schnepf
Haley Bryant
Kira Ragazzo


Rachel Reolfi



Team Academic Award

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2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2012
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016