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MSSU's Heckemeyer Earns Academic All-District Honors

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RELEASE FROM MISSOURI SOUTHERN ATHLETICS:

Joplin, Mo. -- Missouri Southern senior women's track and field athlete Allie Heckemeyerhas been named a Google Cloud Academic All-District selection by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) today. 

To be selected for the award, student-athletes must be at least a sophomore in academic standing, as well as not being a first-year transfer to the institution. Student-athletes must also maintain a minimum of a 3.30 GPA, as well as participate in at least 50 percent of their team's competitions. The award is voted on by sports information professionals throughout Division II.

Missouri Southern is part of District 7, which puts the Lions up against student-athletes in the MIAA, the Great American Conference and the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. Heckemeyer's name now goes on the ballot for Academic All-American. 

This season, Heckemeyer has been named a Ken B. Jones Award finalist, an award that goes to the top student-athlete in the MIAA, as well as being named the E.O. and Virginia Humphrey winner (the top honor for an MSSU student-athlete). 

She was a Glen Dolence Award Winner, given to a graduating senior for leadership by Missouri Southern. She is also a two-time NCAA Elite 90 Award winner, which goes to the top GPA in the gender at the NCAA Championships site. Heckemeyer is the school record holder in the indoor and outdoor triple jump, as well as the indoor pentathlon and outdoor heptathlon and was All-MIAA this year in four different events. She was the MIAA Champion in the indoor pentathlon and outdoor heptathlon. 

She qualified for the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships in both the heptathlon and triple jump and was an All-American in both events.

She is a team captain, a member of Catholics on Campus, Delta Kappa and Alpha Chi honor society and K-club and earned a 4.00 GPA in kiniesiology, graduating Suma Cum Laude. 

Heckemeyer is one of three MIAA female student-athletes to earn the honor joining Jana Black and Christina Metzger of Pittsburg State. 

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