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Iris Campbell is named Academic All-MAC for the fourth time in her career.
Courtesy: Zolton Cohen

Arnold, Campbell and Hodge Named Academic All-MAC

Courtesy: WMU
Release: 06/21/2012
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CLEVELAND -- Western Michigan's Andrea Arnold, Iris Campbell and Aisha Hodge have been named Women's Outdoor Track & Field Academic All-Mid-American Conference as released by the MAC.

To be eligible a student-athlete must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20 and have participated in at least 50-percent of the contests for their sport. Freshman and first-year transfer student-athletes are not eligible. The student-athletes are slected based on a vote by the Faculty Academic Representatives from each school.

Arnold was named First Team All-MAC after helping the Broncos win a MAC title in the 4x400 meter relay. The speedy sophomore also competed at the NCAA East Preliminary Championships and the NCAA Championships as a part of the relay team, helping the squad finish 15th in the nation. She carries a 3.32 GPA in criminal justice. This is the second time she has been named Academic All-MAC in her brief career after being honored during the indoor season.

Campbell was also a member of the 4x400 relay squad that won a MAC title and finished ranked 15th in the nation. The junior all-around talent also was named the Most Outstanding Track Performer at the MAC Championship after finishing just shy of being named meet MVP and also winning the 200 meter dash. During the season she broke the school 200 meter dash record twice and competed individually at the NCAA Championship in the 400 meter hurdles. Campbell has been honored Academic All-MAC every season she has been eligible, with this being her fourth total honor overall. She holds a 3.64 GPA in nursing.

For the second time in her career and this season Hodge was honored as Academic All-MAC. The Bangor, Mich., native was Academic All-MAC during the indoor season and her outdoor season went just as well. The sophomore middle-distance specialist was named Second Team All-MAC after finishing in second place in the 800 meter run at the 2012 Outdoor MAC Championships. She competed at the NCAA East Preliminary Championships in the event and also helped set the WMU record in the 4x800 meter relay at the famed Drake Relays. Hodge carries a 3.46 GPA in psychology.

Chiara Allen (3.25, political science), Cara Cremeans (3.82, marketing), and Rachel Whitley (3.55, special education) were named Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention.