Central Islip, NY - Sophomore Danielle Lyons (South Glastonbury, CT) from Adelphi University has been named the 2008 East Coast Conference Women's Cross Country Scholar-Athletes of the Year.
Lyons placed 12th at the NCAA Division II East Regional, earning NCAA Division II All-East Region honors. She crossed the finish line with a time of 21:57 at the ECC Championship meet to place 9th overall and earn a spot on the All-Conference Second Team. Overall this season, Lyons posted four top-13 finishes and two top-10's and earned USTFCCCA Division II All-Academic honors. Lyons is majoring in nursing and currently boasts a 3.978 grade point average.
East Coast Conference Scholar-Athlete of Year recipients are nominated by their institution and voted on by the Faculty Athletic Representatives from each ECC institution.
Stephanie Ingenito (So., Dowling)
Katelyn Klobus (Sr., Mercy)
Danielle Mosca (So., Molloy)
Stephanie Pere (So., Queens)
Emily Ringelberg (Jr., Concordia)
Kristen Sweeney (Jr., C.W. Post)