7 Flames Voted to ASUN All-Academic Teams
Seven Liberty outdoor track & field student-athletes were voted to ASUN All-Academic Teams on Friday. The quartet of Isis Brooks, Grace Dwyer, Mackenzie Hainley and Taylen Langin made the Women’s All-Academic Team, while John Hicks, Anders Janes and Landon Miller made the Men’s All-Academic Team.
First-year Flame Brooks owns a 3.80 GPA as she pursues a master’s degree in human performance. She was the ASUN women’s 100 champion (program-record 11.35), 200 runner-up (23.50, No. 2 in program history) and third-place finisher in the 4 x 100 relay (45.84, No. 6 in program history). A native of Winston-Salem, N.C., Brooks qualified for the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round meet in both the 100 and 200.
Dwyer, who owns a 4.0 GPA in her master’s degree studies in strategic communications, is a member of the All-Academic Team for the second year in a row. The Mercerville, N.J., native clocked a personal-best 36:09.27 to place third in the ASUN 10K final and rank No. 9 in program history.
After graduating with a 4.0 GPA as a psychology major, Hainley owns a 4.0 GPA during her graduate studies in human services counseling. The two-time ASUN All-Academic Team member placed fourth in the ASUN javelin after winning the previous two conference titles in the event. A native of Denver, Pa., Hainley’s 151-2 javelin mark from the Texas Relays ranks No. 1 in the ASUN this season and qualified her for the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round meet.
A native of Meridian, Idaho, Langin is an exercise science major with a 3.95 GPA and is now a four-time ASUN All-Academic Team selection for her career. She successfully defended her ASUN women’s pole vault title with a 12-9.5 clearance that is tied for sixth in meet history. Langin’s outdoor personal-best 13-5 clearance at the Liberty Twilight Qualifier ranks No. 2 in program history and qualified her for the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round meet.
Hicks, who hails from Romney, W.Va., is an exercise science major with a 3.75 GPA. He successfully defended his ASUN men’s hammer throw with a mark of 212-8 which ranks No. 2 in meet history. Hicks also ranks second all-time for the Flames with his mark of 216-4 from the Meet of Champions. That qualified him to the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round meet for the second year in a row.
A native of Victoria, Minn., Janes boasts a 4.0 GPA in his master’s degree studies (business project management) after posting a 3.47 GPA as an undergraduate in strategic communications and social media management. He cleared a season-best 16-3.5 for second place in the ASUN men’s pole vault competition and No. 7 in meet history. Janes is now a five-time ASUN All-Academic Team honoree, including two outdoor and three indoor awards.
Miller, in his first year at Liberty, owns a 3.92 GPA as he works toward a master’s degree in sport management. The native of Milford, Ind., placed third in the ASUN men’s steeplechase final in a time of 8:59.68 that ranks No. 3 in meet history. His 8:52.00 steeplechase clocking at the Virginia Challenge earned Miller an NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round berth and the No. 4 spot on Liberty’s all-time list for the event.