Three athletes from The University of Toledo track and field team were named Distinguished Scholar Athletes for the indoor track season by the Mid-American Conference.
Senior Janelle Noe, junior Atalia Lima and junior Athena Welsh were awarded the honor for their efforts on the track and in the classroom during the indoor track and field season. This is the second consecutive year Noe has received the honor.
Lima became the Rockets’ first pentathlon champion at the MAC Championships, scoring 3542 points. Welsh and Noe led the Rockets in distance and mid-distance events during the season. Welsh took home the title for the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:33.55 and also landed on the podium for the 3,000 meters (9:48.87, fourth) and mile (4:50.15, sixth). Noe made three podium appearances at the championships for the 800 meter (2:10.79, fourth), mile (4:44.93, third), and distance medley relay (11:55.25, sixth).
Lima is majoring in interdisciplinary studies and has 3.534 GPA; Noe is majoring in exercise science and carries a 3.845 grade-point average; and Welsh is majoring in marketing and has a 3.614 GPA.
Faculty athletic representatives made selections from the Academic All-MAC teams to be honored with the Distinguished Scholar Athlete Award for the 2018-19 season. To qualify for the award, student-athletes must have a 3.50 GPA or higher and the number of Distinguished Scholar Athletes from each sport were equivalent to the number of first-team selections or 20 percent of nominees, whichever was greater.