Southeast's Warren receives academic recognition

Saturday, June 20, 2009

The recent graduate was selected third-team Academic All-American.

Southeast Missouri State track and cross country runner Amy Warren is the university's latest Academic All-American.

Warren has been named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American third team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Warren, who graduated last month, is a four-time recipient of the Ohio Valley Conference Medal of Honor, as well as being a four-time member of the OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll. The four-time Southeast Scholar Athlete was one of 318 undergraduate students in the 136 years of the university to graduate with a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Warren was also one of 20 graduating students from Southeast honored as Honor Scholars, and she graduated summa cum laude with a double major in communication disorders and Spanish.

On the track, Warren finished fourth in the 10,000 meters and 11th in the 5,000 meters at the 2009 OVC outdoor championships. She also finished sixth in the 5,000 and ninth in the 3,000 at this year's OVC indoor meet. A four-time letterwinner in track, Warren helped the women's team to the 2006 OVC outdoor title.

In cross country, Warren placed 19th at the 2008 OVC meet.

Warren becomes the fourth Southeast athlete to be named Academic All-American this school year, joining gymnast Sandra Blake (first team), baseball player Jim Klocke (second team) and volleyball player Molly Davis (third team). It is the most Academic All-Americans for Southeast during one school year.

Edgar applies for job

Former Southeast men's basketball coach Scott Edgar is among 144 applicants for the vacant coaching position at Division II West Florida, according to the Pensacola News Journal.

Edgar spent the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons with the Redhawks before being fired for alleged NCAA rules violations.

Tom Schuberth and Tommy Suitts, two former Southeast assistants, are also among the applicants listed by the News Journal.

According to the News Journal, West Florida's search committee will soon trim the list to about 25 candidates and hopes to have between three and five finalists by July 13. The goal is to have a coach hired by July 31.

-- From staff reports

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