Seventeen Student-Athletes earned cum laude or higher at Saturday's ceremonies
Alfaro and Reese lead men and women, respectively
Senior Travis Alfaro named Second Team All-Southern Conference
Women Start at 10 a.m.; Men Take Off at 10:45 a.m.
Howarth led the men while Reese led the women
Western Carolina University hosted the WCU Invitational held on Aug. 31. Florida swept both the men's and women's races.
2011-12 (Freshman): Competed in four of WCU's five meets in 2011 ... 9/2 - Placed 15th in the two mile WCU Invitational with a time of 12:58.59 ... 9/16 - Ran a 21:31.2 in the Mountaineer Open to place 51st ... 9/30 - At the Paul Short Invitational, ran a 24:19 (338) ... 10/14 Finished the Royal XC Challenge in 18:23.36 (21) ... 10/29 - At the SoCon Championships, ran a 19:59.10 to place 87th.
High School: Three-sport athlete at Parkland where she was named MVP her senior year for volleyball, basketball and track & field ... Placed fourth in the state in the 400m as a sophomore ... Finished in the top 15 in the state in the 800m, including a fifth place finish as a senior ... Was the Piedmont Triad 800m champion all four years ... Set Parkland High School records in the 500m, 800m and the mile.
Personal: Daughter of James Williams and Rosa Elliott ... Has eight siblings, six brothers and a sister ... Also plays the trumpet.