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      Emma Burditt and Jessica Katzer of Truman State earn All-Academic honors

      Sophomore Emma Burditt and freshman Jessica Katzer earned All-Academic honors from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

      To earn the honor, the student-athletes must have a 3.25 grade-point average and achieve either an NCAA provisional or automatic qualifying mark during the indoor or outdoor track and field season.

      Burditt ran 11:14.40 in the 3000 meter Steeplechase at the outdoor season opening Washington (Mo.) University Invite on March 28 which ended up being the 48th fastest time in Division II.

      Katzer qualifying mark came in the indoor Shot Put at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge on Feburary 21. Katzer had a mark of 44-1.50 which was good for 39th in Division II.

      Burditt and Katzer were among the 422 Division II women across 99 institutions to qualify for the award, while Katzer was one of just 25 student-athletes to post a qualifying mark and have a perfect 4.0 grade-point average.