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Klugh Named to Capital One Academic All-District Team

May 30, 2013  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Jennifer Klugh is a first team Capital One Academic All-District III Women’s Track/Cross Country selection.

Jennifer Klugh is a first team Capital One Academic All-District III Women's Track/Cross Country selection.

2013 Capital One Academic All-District Women's Track/Cross Country Release

Liberty redshirt senior Jennifer Klugh was honored today as a first team Capital One Academic All-District III Women's Track/Cross Country selection, as voted upon by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

As a result of her inclusion on the academic all-district team, Klugh will now appear on the ballot for the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Women's Track/Cross Country Team, which will be announced on June 27.

Klugh is Liberty's first Capital One Academic All-District selection for women's track/cross country since 2010. That year, current assistant coach Rebekah Ricksecker was a second team academic all-district honoree.

A native of Centerburg, Ohio, Klugh graduated with a bachelor's degree in mathematics with teacher licensure in May 2012, maintaining a 3.40 undergraduate GPA. She then graduated with her master's degree in secondary education earlier this month, finishing with a 4.0 GPA during her graduate studies.

Last month, Klugh was named the 2013 Rock Royer/Mac Rivera Award winner, garnering Liberty's highest athletics honor. She has also earned numerous academic honors during her career, including six appearances on the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team, three Big South All-Academic Team honors and four Big South Presidential Honor Roll notations.

Klugh was voted the Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year for 2010 women's cross country and earned a spot on the 2011 VaSID Academic All-State Team.

Klugh wrapped up her collegiate athletic career in style this past fall, qualifying for the 2012 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championship. She became the first Lady Flame to reach the NCAA meet in cross country since Heather Sagan in 2001.

Klugh finished as a 10-time Big South individual champion and an 18-time All-Big South honoree, including cross country, indoor track & field and outdoor track & field. She owns four school records, the cross country 5K (17:18.72) and 6K (20:35.78) and the indoor track 3K (9:44.62) and 5K (16:48.32). The indoor 5K mark is also a Big South Conference record.

The Buckeye State native was a three-time Big South Women's Cross Country Runner of the Year, a two-time Big South Women's Outstanding Track Performer and a 12-time Big South Athlete of the Week.