(Posted June 2, 2006)

Huntingdon, PA - For the second-consecutive season Juniata College cross country and track and field standout Katey Glunt '06 (Bellefonte/Bellefonte) has been selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District II College Division Women's Track & Field/Cross Country Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Glunt was one of 10 athletes from District II to claim first-team recognition. As a member of the district first team she will now go on the ballot for the Academic All-America Team for the Women's Track & Field College Division.

Glunt ranks as one of the top distance runners in the history of the Juniata cross country and track programs. In her senior cross country season she captured first-team All-Conference honors with a fourth-place finish at the MAC Championships, and then added an All-Region performance by placing 23rd at the NCAA Mid-East Regional. It was the second-consecutive All-Region honor for Glunt and the third time in her career that she captured All-Conference honors in cross country. She is the only Juniata women's cross country All-Region performer over the past 15 seasons and her efforts at the conference championship helped Juniata match its best-ever team finish as the Eagles placed third. She capped the season by being selected as the team's MVP.

Glunt also enjoyed great success on the track during her career, including earning All-Conference honors four times with top-six finishes at the MAC Championships. Two of those came this past season as she posted a best-ever second-place finish in the 3,000 steeplechase at the conference meet, while adding a fourth-place effort in the 5,000. During her senior season she established new Juniata records in both of those events as she ran a time of 11:33.57 in the steeplechase and posted a mark of 18:29.22 in the 5,000.

Glunt's efforts in the classroom equaled her success in competition as she graduated this spring with a cumulative grade point average of 3.876 on a 4.0 scale. She earned a bachelors degree in biology while at Juniata and claimed several academic awards over the course of her career. She was selected as the recipient of the John E. Blood Award which is given to the Juniata senior athlete who has made a strong contribution to athletics while maintaining a superior grade point average. Glunt was also selected as the 2005 MASCAC Women's Cross Country Scholar Athlete and earned MASCAC Academic Honor roll distinction five times during the course of her career.

The members of CoSIDA, by districts, vote on the 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District II College Division Women's Track & Field Teams. The District II College Division consists of all non-NCAA Division I colleges and universities in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. To be nominated for the Academic All-America program, a student-athlete must have reached sophomore standing with a 3.2 or higher cumulative GPA and be a starter or significant reserve.


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