Yakaboski Earns Academic All-League Honors

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BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Christina Yakaboski has found success on the cross country course and also in the classroom as she has been named Academic All-Patriot League, announced Wednesday by the league. The junior currently holds a 3.95 cumulative grade point average with a major in economics and a minor in design.

To be eligible for the Patriot League Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Patriot League awards, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and be a starter or key player in his sport. First years are not eligible for this honor.

The Calverton, NY native has had an exceptional junior season for the Lehigh women’s cross country team, finishing first for the Mountain Hawks in three of the four meets she has competed in.

In his most recent meet, Yakaboski finished 15th overall and first for Lehigh with a time of 21:37.1 at the Patriot League Championships. She earned a PR of 21:22.1 at the annual Paul Short Run where she finished first for the Mountain Hawks and 172nd overall. Yakaboski opened up the season at the Penn State Spiked Shoe Invitational where she finished 29th overall and first for Lehigh with a time of 22:18.4.

Throughout her career at Lehigh, Yakaboski’s academic success has landed her a spot on both Lehigh’s Dean’s List and also the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll several times.

Yakaboski and the Mountain Hawks will travel to University Park, Pa. on Friday for the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional. The women’s 6k will begin at 11 am

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