RICHARDSON, Texas – McMurry University junior women's pole vault specialist Mariah Steinbock (Sudan, Texas) has been elected to the 2014 Lone Star Conference All-Academic Team for women's outdoor track and field, it was announced by the league. Overall, 22 men and women were selected to the LSC All-Academic teams.
Currently, Steinbock is the LSC co-leader for women’s pole vault heading into this weekend’s outdoor championship meet for the league (May 1-3 at Texas A&M University-Kingsville). Steinbock’s top outdoor mark has been 11’ 10 ½” accomplished at the Wes Kittley Invitational on April 12.
Steinbock was also elected to the LSC’s All-Academic Team for indoor track and field in 2014, coming off of a second place finish in the women's pole vault at the LSC Indoor Track and Field Championships. Indoors, she cleared a season-best height of 11' 1 ¾".
To be eligible for LSC academic honors, student-athletes must carry at least a 3.30 grade point average and have reached sophomore status both athletically and academically. The All-Academic Team is selected from the list of academically qualified players, with the league's sports information directors voting on the basis of both academic and athletic achievement.
Steinbock, a kinesiology major, has vaulted her way to the highest grade point average among McM's team members, as well. On the academic front, Steinbock's "classroom coach" is Dr. Cynthia Rutledge, chair of McMurry's Kinesiology Department.