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VaSID Releases its Academic All-State Team

June 13, 2007
|  Harrisonburg, Va.
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Liberty members of the 2007 VaSID Academic All-State Team (L-R): 
Top: Arlene Zelinskas, Kevin Mahan and Dawn Jeffs
Bottom: Jonita Randolph, Christian Smith and Mandee Wheelock

Liberty members of the 2007 VaSID Academic All-State Team (L-R): Top: Arlene Zelinskas, Kevin Mahan and Dawn Jeffs Bottom: Jonita Randolph, Christian Smith and Mandee Wheelock

The Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) recently honored 194 collegiate student-athletes for their performances both in the classroom and in competition as the organization selected the 2007 VaSID Academic All-State Team. For Liberty, Dawn Jeffs (softball), Kevin Mahan (men's soccer), Jonita Randolph (women's tennis), Christian Smith (wrestling), Mandee Wheelock (women's soccer) and Arlene Zelinskas (women's track and field) were each selected to this year's team.

The 194 athletes represent the largest group the organization has ever honored with the awards. Each Virginia institution, including NCAA Division I, II, and III, NAIA and independents, had the opportunity to submit athletes to be honored.

To be eligible, student-athletes were required to have a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or better. The student must have achieved sophomore status, and he or she could not have been in the first season of competition at their current school. All athletes are either starters or key reserves for their team.


2007 VaSID Academic All-State Team:
(Name, Sport, Year, Position, Hometown, Major, GPA)

Liberty Recipients:

Dawn Jeffs, softball, senior, second base, Roseville, Calif., social sciences, 3.67

Kevin Mahan, men's soccer, senior, goalkeeper, Waterford, Mich., communications studies, 3.92

Jonita Randolph, women's tennis, senior, #1 singles, Townsend, S.C., biblical studies, 3.82

Christian Smith, wrestling, junior, 125 lbs., Suffolk, Va., business management, 3.54

Mandee Wheelock, women's soccer, senior, midfielder, Front Royal, Va., exercise science/fitness program, 3.85

Arlene Zelinskas, women's track, senior, heptathlon, Dayton, Ohio, biology, 3.96 

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