Women's Cross Country

Lyons Earns Senior Scholar Athlete, All-Region Honors

Lyons Earns Senior Scholar Athlete, All-Region Honors

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Catholic University women's cross country senior Kiera Lyons earned a plethora of accolades this week for her impressive 2018 cross country campaign.

The Landmark Conference selects an athlete from each of their 22 sports to recognize the top student-athlete based on academics and athletics. The honorees must have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.20 and should be major contributor to the team.

Lyons was named this years Senior Scholar Athlete in women's cross country for her success both athletically and academically. Kiera is double majoring in Physics and Studio Art with a 3.87 GPA. She is a three-time Landmark Academic Honor Roll member and was a member of the 2017 USTFCCCA All-Academic team. While excelling in the classroom, Lyons also led the Cardinals to their best Landmark Conference finish since 2012, placing third. 

Kiera has left her mark on the Catholic University cross country program recording five of the top 25 times in program history including the school record and the second fastest time. She is also a two time All Landmark Second-Team member, and an All-Region honoree in 2017.

In addition to being selected as the Senior Scholar Athlete, Lyons also earned All-Region honors after placing 35th out of 237 competitors at the South/Southeast Regional Championships in Mt. Berry, Ga. on Saturday. The future is bright for Lyons as she transitions to the indoor track season.

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