Atlantic Girls Track Team Earns Academic Honors


June 6th, 2011 by Jim Field

The 25 members of the Atlantic girls track team are being honored by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.  Coach Bruce Henderson reports that the teams average grade point average for the second semester was 3.34.  This was bolstered by nine students who had perfect 4.0 GPA’s. They include Jessica Arneson, Kari Sandage, Taylor Barry, Marissa Berns, Paige Kennon, Sam McConnell, Mackenzie Holmes, Shelby Worth and Kristin Johnk.  They will receive certificates from the IGHSAU at a later date.

In addition, seniors Kari Sandage and Jessica Arneson received Hawkeye 10 All-Conference Academic awards.

Kari Sandage also earned the prestigious “Academic All-State” award presented by the Iowa Association of Track Coaches. Recipients must have a cumulative GPA of 3.8, a 28 ACT score and they must have participated in the 2011 state track meet.