Landmark Conference announces Spring All-Academic Team

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Landmark Conference announced on Thursday the selection of 32 student-athletes to the 2010 Spring Landmark All-Academic Team.  Among the 32 selections were four CUA student-athletes, including Kelly Carioto (women’s track and field), Laura Haring (women’s lacrosse), Marc Saxton (men’s lacrosse), and Kristopher Reynolds (men's track and field).  Members of the All-Academic Team must be a sophomore or older with a strong cumulative GPA.

Sophomore Kelly Carioto has been a standout for the CUA women’s track and field teams in her first two seasons. She helped the Cardinals place third at the Landmark Outdoor Championships in 2010 with a second place finish in the shot put, an event in which she holds the Landmark record. A history major, this is her first All-Academic selection after a pair of Academic Honor Roll selections.

Laura Haring helped the CUA women’s lacrosse team to its third-straight Landmark Championship this past season. A senior captain, she was an All-Conference attacker in her junior campaign and finished her four-years with 98 career goals. A politics major, Haring is a member of three different honor societies as well as the Catholic Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

A member of the CUA men’s lacrosse program, sophomore Marc Saxton helped lead the Cardinals to the third-biggest victory improvement in Division III as well as an appearance in the Landmark Championship match. He was a second-team All-Conference choice in 2010 after finishing second on the team in goals and points. He was equally as impressive in the classroom, where he earned a perfect 4.0 GPA in the spring semester.  Saxton is pursuing a degree in economics.

Junior Kristopher Reynolds has been a key figure for the Cardinal track and field teams. He has several high finishes in Landmark meets in his career despite battling injury for much of this past season. Reynolds is a two-time All-Academic team selection, a member of the National Engineering Honor Society and he posted a perfect 4.0 GPA during the spring semester in the challenging bio-medical engineering major.

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