MU's Edwards earns prestigious PSAC Top Ten Award
Mansfield's Brenae Edwards has been named to the prestigious Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Top Ten award in voting conducted amongst conference sports information directors and released today.
The PSAC Top Ten award recognizes the conference's most prominent student-athletes and are selected following the end of competition for the fall, winter and spring sport seasons. To be a candidate for the Top Ten Awards, a student-athlete must have achieved a minimum of a 3.50 cumulative grade point average and must be a starter or key reserve with legitimate athletic credentials. Just five male and five female student-athletes are selected to Top Ten honors.
In May, Edwards became the first National Champion in Mansfield University history after winning the 10K race at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships and was the runner-up in the 5K race to earn All-American status in both events. Edwards helped the Mountaineer women to their highest ever team finish at the NCAA Championships at 10th overall.
In the classroom, Edwards completed her master's in education with a 3.85 cumulative GPA and was named to First Team Capital One Academic All-District Women's Track and Field/Cross Country honors. She is a four-time Division II ADA Academic Achievement Award winner and four-time PSAC and MU Presidential Scholar-Athlete.
Edwards is a three-time outdoor track and field All-American (2013: 10K and 5K. 2010: 5K), a two-time indoor track and field All-American (2011: 5K, 2010: 5K) and was a cross country All-American in 2011. She is a two-time PSAC Indoor 5K Champion (2011, 2012).
She is the 21st Mountaineer student-athlete to be named PSAC Top Ten since its inception in 1997.