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Four Flames awarded for academic excellence

May 18, 2017 : Liberty University Athletics

Serena Barr (left), Jessie Proehl, Audrey Rabe, and Hunter Winstead.Four Liberty University student-athletes earned the Big South Conference's prestigious George A. Christenberry Award for Academic Excellence.

The award is given annually to Big South Conference student-athletes who attain the highest GPA during their college careers. Each recipient this year attained a 4.0 GPA for their entire undergraduate collegiate careers.

Liberty student-athletes received four of the eight awards. They are: Serena Barr (field hockey), Jessie Proehl (women's cross country/track & field), Audrey Rabe (women's track & field), and Hunter Winstead (football). All are recent graduates.

With this year's honorees, Liberty leads the Big South with a record 24 student-athletes receiving the Christenberry Award.

The Big South Conference will formally present the awards on June 1 at The Marriott Resort in Hilton Head, S.C., as part of the league's spring meetings and Hall of Fame Dinner.

For more information on this story, including biographies on Liberty's winners, visit LibertyFlames.com.