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Klugh Makes USTFCCCA All-Academic Team

February 25, 2013
|  Lynchburg, Va.
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Jennifer Klugh is now a three-time member of the USTFCCCA Division I Women's Cross Country All-Academic Team.

For the third consecutive season, Liberty redshirt senior Jennifer Klugh has earned a spot on the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I Women's Cross Country All-Academic Team.

To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have either earned USTFCCCA All-America status or finished in the NCAA region's top 15 (or top 10 percent) in 2012.

Klugh successfully met both criteria, as she currently owns a 4.0 GPA as she works toward a master's degree in secondary education. The Buckeye State native also finished a career-best sixth at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship.

Klugh's lofty regional finish qualified her for the NCAA Division I Women's Cross Country Championship for the first time. She finished 93rd, becoming the Lady Flames' first representative at the meet since Heather Sagan in 2001.

Earlier in the season, Klugh captured her third consecutive women's individual title at the Big South Cross Country Championship, leading Liberty to the team championship. She became the Lady Flames' first three-time Big South cross country champion.

As a senior, Klugh broke the program cross country 5K and 6K records. Her 5K record time of 17:18.72 came at the Big South meet, while her 6K standard of 20:35.78 was achieved at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship.