MARQUETTE, Mich. Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚“ Northern Michigan University cross country runner Stephanie Howe has been awarded the Post GraduateScholarship for a female Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference(GLIAC) student-athlete.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Howe of Forest Lake, Minn. is a four-yearletterwinner and was the top runner for the Wildcats the past two seasons.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The$5000 scholarship will be applied to the graduate school of her choice.
Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚œThis is a very prestigious honor for Stephanie.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ She ismost deserving of this award,Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚ said Ken Godfrey, the NMU Athletic Director.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚œShe has been an excellent student-athlete and will be successful in thefuture.Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚
Howe recently graduated with a degree in health and fitnessmanagement with a 3.86 GPA and plans to pursue a masterÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s degree in exercisephysiology.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ She captured the 2004 GLIAC Cross Country Championships and wasthird in 2005.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ She placed third at the 2005 NCAA II Great Lakes RegionalChampionships.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Howe earned NCAA II All-America status, during her fourappearances at the NCAA II National Cross Country Championships with theWildcat team.
Howe was a three-time selection to the GLIAC All-AcademicTeam.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ She was also named to the NCAA II U.S. Track & Field and CrossCountry Coaches Association All-Academic Team on three occasions.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ During herfour years at NMU, Howe was named to the DeanÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s List every year and was anAcademic Athlete of the Month four times.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Howe also was named a NMU Athlete ofthe Month four times in her NMU career.
Howe has volunteered for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, beena tutor for fifth-grade students and has participated in health promotionactivities around the Marquette community.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ãƒ‚Ã‚
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