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Academic All-State Announced

Academic All-State Announced

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -  Shenandoah University had six student-athletes earn Academic All-State honors in selections announced Friday by the Virginia State Sports Information Directors (VaSID).

Denise Mitchell (softball) leads this list of three men and three women by earning a perfect 4.0 GPA this past spring. Mitchell's teammate, Jordan Wolford, and men's soccer player Kyle Masson just missed perfect semesters by both achieving 3.95 on a 4.0 scale.

Football player Nick Erdman (3.94) and cross country/track athletes Jake Garcia (3.78) and Amy Smith (3.91) round out the honorees.

The six student-athletes have an average cumulative GPA of 3.7.

Garcia, Smith and Erdman all achieved on-field playing honors during the 2010-11. Smith was the individual champion at the USA South Cross Country Championships and qualified for the national championships.

Complete SU list:

Nicholas Erdman, Football, So., Moseley, Va., Pre Physical Therapy

Jake Garcia, XC/Track, Jr., Brick, N.J., Pre-Pharmacy

Kyle Masson, Soccer, So., Culpeper, Va., Music Education

Denise Mitchell, Softball, So., Ellicott City, Md., University Studies

Amy Smith, XC/Track, Jr., Bassett, Va., Biology/Env. Studies 

Jordan Wolford, Softball, So., Bluemont, Va., Elementary Education

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