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Cross Country, Volleyball Athletes Top North Central's Academic All-CCIW List

North Central College has released its list of 60 Academic All-College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) selections for the 2012 fall season.

North Central College has released its list of 60 Academic All-College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) selections for the 2012 fall season. Heading the list are North Central's Jack Swartz Academic All-Conference selections, men's cross country athlete Daniel Kerley and volleyball athlete Jenae Harner.

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Each CCIW institution selects one male and one female Jack Swartz Academic All-Conference Award winner each season. To be considered, student-athletes must have maintained at least a 3.50 grade-point average during the term in addition to their athletic credentials. The award is named after former CCIW commissioner and Wheaton College coach and administrator Jack Swartz for his support of the CCIW and his commitment to the student-athlete.

In order to earn Academic All-CCIW honors, individuals needed to have earned a varsity letter in their sport and maintained at least a 3.30 GPA during the term. Kerley is one of two Cardinals to appear on the fall Academic All-CCIW list for the fourth consecutive year this season, joining Marisa Miko (women’s golf).

Kerley, a psychology major, finished his career in cross country at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships with a 14th place finish, earning his first All-American certificate for the sport, and helping the Cardinals to back-to-back national championships.  

Kerley won the individual title at the 2012 CCIW Championships and is a three-time All-CCIW selection, in addition to a three-time All-Midwest Region selection. A two-time CCIW All-American in the 10,000 meters, Kerley ranks seventh on North Central's all-time list in the event.

Harner, an interactive media studies major, wrapped up her four-year career with her first All-Conference selection in 2012. Harner, who played in all of the Cardinals’ 69 matches the past two seasons, led the team in kills in 2012, and finished fifth in the CCIW in kills per set. Harner finished her career fifth in program history in kills with 1,163, and turned in her best performance of the 2012 season in the final game of her career against Wheaton, registering 20 kills and 17 digs.

Submitted by North Central College

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