Victoria Kline Named NCAA Elite 88 Award Recipient

MSSU Sports Information

Missouri Southern senior distance runner Victoria Kline has been selected as the NCAA Division II Elite 88 Award recipient for the sport of Women’s Cross Country as announced by the NCAA today. She was presented her award at the Cross Country Championships. 

Kline, a native of Miami, Okla. and a graduate of Fairland High School, has maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average in education at Southern. She helped the Lions to a third-place finish this past weekend at the 2010 NCAA Division II Cross Country Regionals in Warrensburg. 

The Elite 88, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 88 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s 88 championships.

Eligible student-athletes are sophomores or above who have participated in their sport for at least two years with their school. They must be an active member of the team, traveling and a designated member of the squad size at the championship. All ties are broken by the number of credits completed.

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