Rio Grande CC duo named Academic All-MSC

Randy Payton Special to OVP

November 12, 2013

RIO GRANDE, Ohio - Two members of the University of Rio Grande cross country team - one each from the men’s and women’s side - have been honored for their accomplishments in the classroom.

Junior Brittany Piccone and sophomore Kyle Sanborn have both been named to the Mid-South Conference Academic All-Conference Team.

Piccone, a native of Crooksville, Ohio, is carrying a 3.915 GPA as an Education major.

Sanborn, a native of Dover, Ohio, is majoring in Sports & Exercise and currently holds a 3.667 GPA.

Piccone was the top finisher for the RedStorm ladies all season long, with her most recent finish placing her 13th overall in the Mid-South Conference championship meet.

Sanborn has been solid for head coach Bob Willey’s team all season long and posted his best finish of the season (18th out of 56) at the Patty Forgey Invitational to open the season.

In order to be nominated by an institution, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved at least sophomore academic status.

Twenty-nine student-athletes were honored on the men’s side, while 28 females were honored.

Campbellsville (Ky.) and Georgetown (Ky.) produced the most men’s cross country academic honorees from one school with six each, while Campbellsville (Ky.) and Shawnee State (Ohio) had six female honorees each.