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Track Standout Connors Named to All-Academic Team

University of Maine women’s track and field standout Corey Conner has been named to the CoSIDA District I Cross Country and Track and Field All-Academic First Team. Conner, who advanced to the NCAA Championships which will be held June 6-9, is the 2012 America East Champion and conference-record holder in the 5,000 meters. She recently placed second in her heat at the NCAA East Preliminary Round to advance to the Championships. A senior from Townsend, Mass., Conner is majoring in nursing and has achieved numerous accolades for her academics. Among them, she was named a 2011 CoSIDA Academic All-American, as well as being the 2011 recipient ‘M’ Club Dean Smith Award, given to the top male and female student-athlete at the University of Maine. A 2011 Indoor Track and Field All-American in the 5,000 meters, Conner has also won the America East Cross Country Championship and advanced to the NCAA Cross Country Championships twice.

Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

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