Two local athletes who competed for Monmouth College received academic honors.
Senior John Hintz of Pekin was named All-Academic in track and field by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association and senior Kaelin Sommer of Tremont was named academic all-conference by the Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference.
To be named All-Academic in track and field by the USTFCCCA, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.3 cumulative grade-point average and compete in the NCAA championships, or finish the regular season ranked in the top 50 nationally as an individual or top 35 as a member of a relay team.
Hintz, a thrower, earned athletic All-American honors in the indoor track and field season this past winter and was a seven-time Midwest Conference track and field champion.
The son of Randall and Tammy Hintz of South Pekin graduated from Monmouth in May with a degree in business.
Student-athletes must have a minimum 3.3 GPA for the academic year to earn a lacrosse academic all-conference honor.
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