May 13, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -
Navy senior Brigid Byrne
(Vienna, Va.) has been named the Patriot League Women's Outdoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the league office announced Monday. Byrne and sophomore Annie-Norah Beveridge
(Ann Arbor, Mich.) were also named to the Patriot League All-Academic Team.
Byrne receives her second scholar-athlete of the year award as she also earned the accolade in cross country season last fall. Byrne has also been named to the league's all-academic team for a ninth time in cross country, indoor or outdoor track.
Byrne was a double winner at the 2013 Patriot League Outdoor Track and Field Championship last week, winning both the 5,000m run and the 10,000m run. Byrne is just the third conference athlete to double in the 5K and the 10K.
Byrne became Navy's school record holder in the 10,000m run earlier this season by clocking a 34:51.23 at the Mt. SAC Relay's. Byrne also ran a 16:54.22 to win the 5,000m run at the Army-Navy Star Meet, which was the second-best time in school history.
Byrne will graduate this month with a 3.83 GPA with an English (honors) major and Arabic minor. Byrne has been named to the Superintendant's and Dean's List in all eight of her semesters at the Naval Academy.
The senior was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team for track and field/cross country at the end of the 2011-12 academic year.
Beveridge earns her third Patriot League All-Academic honor of the season after also receiving the nod in cross country and indoor track and field. She carries a 3.57 GPA as an international relations major and Spanish minor.
Beveridge was the runner-up to Byrne in the 10,000m run at the Patriot League Outdoor Championship and she also placed sixth in the 5,000m run.
Beveridge ran a personal-best 10,000m time of 36:50.19 at the Mt. SAC Relay's, which qualified her for the ECAC Outdoor Championship.
Women's Outdoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete
Brigid Byrne, Navy, Sr.
Women's Outdoor Track and Field Academic All-Patriot League Team
Julia Sullivan, American, Jr.
Caroline Tolli, Bucknell, Sr.
Emily Waksmunski, Bucknell, Jr.
Jennifer Zymet, Bucknell, Jr.
Amanda Waldron, Holy Cross, Jr.
Rose Willey, Lafayette, Jr.
Jimil Ataman, Lehigh, Jr.
Lauren Pietrosh, Lehigh, Sr.
Annie-Norah Beveridge, Navy, So.
Brigid Byrne, Navy, Sr