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UMaine Runner Conner Earns National Academic Award

University of Maine women’s cross country and track and field standout Corey Conner has been named to the Capital One/CoSIDA Women’s Cross Country and Track Academic All-American second team.

A senior nursing major from Townsend, Mass., Conner earned second team All-American honors this year after placing 16th in the 5,000-meter race at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. She also won the 5,000 in record time at the America East Championships last month and took second in the 3,000 at the ECAC Championships.

Off the track, Conner has earned numerous academic honors, which include being named to the 2011 CoSIDA Academic All-American Third Team and the 2011 University of Maine ‘M’ Club Dean Smith Award for UMaine’s top male and female student athletes.

She is also a gold medallion Maine Scholar-Athlete Award winner and has been named to the America East Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll. Conner is the only women’s track and field athlete from the America East Conference to receive the Academic All-American honor this year.

Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

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