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Three Gorillas Make Academic All-District List



PITTSBURG — Three Pittsburg State University track & field athletes – Jena Black, Christina Metzger and Levi Wyrick – earned 2017-18 Google Cloud Academic All-District honors for cross country/track & field. All three athletes now are eligible for Google Cloud Academic All-America® honors.

Black, a junior from Halstead, Kan., has a 3.97 grade point average as a political science major. Black earned All-America honors in the shot put in both the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons. Metzger, a senior from Overland Park, Kan., has a perfect 4.00 GPA as a music major. Metzger garnered the NCAA Elite 90 Award for women's cross country after helping the Gorillas qualify for the 2017 NCAA Division II National Championships. Wyrick, a redshirt sophomore from Elk City, Kan., also has a perfect 4.00 GPA as a physical education major. Wyrick claimed the NCAA Elite 90 Award for men's outdoor track & field after qualifying for the national meet in the hammer throw.

The 2017-18 Google Cloud Academic All-America® teams for men's and women's outdoor track & field will be announced later this month.

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