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Qns Resident, Runner Honored

Berkeley College announced, Dec. 18, that two runners- one living in Queens-have been named to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) All-Academic Team for women’s cross country. Athletes Lacey Garnett and Sarah Celin attend Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan.

Lacey Garnett

“May I be the first to congratulate these student-athletes on their accolades,” said Andy DeStephano, Berkeley College director of athletics. “Their individual accomplishments have contributed to the overall success of our Women’s Cross Country team at Berkeley College.”

The commitment of these athletes to their studies consistently places them among the top student-athletes at Berkeley College.

Lacey Garnett is a senior from Corona in Queens. Garnett has been a member of the Cross Country team since its inaugural season in 2010.

She has shown constant improvement throughout the years and her commitment to training prepared her for off-season participation in several local road races and half marathons, the school said in a statement.

Sarah Celin is a junior from Manhattan and has been a member of the Cross Country team for three seasons, placing as one of the top 10 female runners at the Hudson Valley Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship three years in a row.

To qualify for All-Academic status, a student must be an upperclassman with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher while competing for his or her institution in a competitive sport.

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