Shauna Pali Named To C-USA All-Academic Team

Nov. 13, 2015

DENTON – Junior women’s cross country runner Shauna Pali was named to the Conference USA all-academic team Friday.

“We are really proud of Shauna (Pali) being recognized by the conference for her achievements this year,” cross country head coach Stefanie Slekis said. “Shauna had a great summer of workouts and it has really paid off with her results this year. The award makes it extra special after getting a stomach bug during conference and not being able to run to her potential.”

Pali, a junior from Dunedin, New Zealand, holds a perfect 4.0 GPA in speech pathology. She was one of only six student-athletes to be selected for the C-USA all-academic team. Pali finished first or second on the team in four out of five meets this season, including a third place finish at the Ken Garland Invitational.

“I am really honored to receive this award,” said Pali. “I have really trained hard to get in the best shape and felt good about my results this year. I am hoping to keep getting better and hopefully run a great race at the NCAA regional.”

Pali also has been heavily involved in student activities as she was picked to be an NT eagle ambassador. Only 20 students get the chance to be selected and being an international student makes it even better.

“Shauna is a great student-athlete thanks to her commitment to the NT eagle ambassadors program,” added Slekis. “She gives tours around campus, knows about the university so this honor is very special to our team.”

The women’s team will be competing in the NCAA South Central Regional championship in College Station at 10 a.m.

2015 C-USA Cross Country Women's All-Academic Team
Shauna Pali | North Texas | Junior | 4.00 - Speech Pathology
Cali Roper | Rice | Junior | 3.75 - Sports Management
Katie Jensen | Rice | Junior | 3.78 - Chemical Engineering
Lucy Crookes | UAB | Senior | 4.00 - Communications Management
Lindsey Hinken | WKU | Senior | 4.00 - Biology
Katie Lever | WKU | Senior | 3.97 - Communications



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