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Iris Campbell earns her sixth and final Academic All-MAC Team honors.
Courtesy: Zolton Cohen

Arnold, Campbell and Hodge Named to Academic All-MAC Team

Courtesy: WMU
Release: 05/30/2013
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CLEVELAND -- Western Michigan’s Andrea Arnold, Iris Campbell and Aisha Hodge have been named Mid-American Conference Track and Field Academic All-MAC Team for the 2013 outdoor season.

Campbell (Emmett, Mich./Yale High School) joins former Bronco Kristalyn Mauch (2004-07) as just the second member of the WMU track and field team to earn a spot on the Academic All-MAC team six times in a career. To be eligible a student-athlete must maintain a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50-percent of the team’s meets. Freshman and first-year transfer students are not eligible. Campbell, a senior, holds a 3.67 GPA in nursing. This is her third time earning a spot on the Academic All-MAC Team for the outdoor season, matching her three honors for the indoor season as well. Campbell scored in three individual events and two relays at the MAC Championship. She also went on to reach the quarterfinals of the 400-meter hurdles at the NCAA Championships East Preliminaries.

For the second-straight outdoor season Arnold (Maple Heights, Ohio/Maple Heights High School) earned a spot on the team after being named Second Team All-MAC and posting a 3.32 GPA in criminal justice. Arnold was the runner up in the 400-meter dash at the MAC Championship. The junior speedster also scored in the 200-meter dash and as a part of the 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relay teams. This is her third time on the Academic All-MAC team, earning indoor honors for the 2012 season as well.

Hodge (Bangor, Mich./Bangor High School) also earned the honors for the second-straight outdoor season and third of her career.  The junior was named Second Team All-MAC after finishing second in the 800-meter run at the MAC Championships. Hodge was also a part of the 4x800-meter relay team that won a Penn Relay Championship back in April. Hodge holds a 3.57 GPA in psychology.

Ariel Arnold (3.75 GPA, criminal justice), Lindsey Hufnagel (3.80 GPA, business) and Rachel Whitley (3.60 GPA, special education) were named Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention.