CHICAGO – Senior Shane Kenney (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) and junior Matt Krakowski (Alsip, Ill./Marist) both represented the Saint Xavier University men's track team recently when the list of 2014 Daktronics-NAIA Men's Track & Field Scholar-Athletes was released by the NAIA national office. Kenney is a mass communication major at SXU and owns a 3.62 cumulative grade-point average (GPA), while Krakowski carries a 3.78 cumulative GPA as a communications major. In order to be nominated, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status. The pair were two of 233 men's track & field student-athletes nationwide to claim the distinction.
"This is a great honor for Shane and Matt and they deserve it after working so hard to balance the workload of being an athlete and a college student," said Saint Xavier University men's track coach Ed McAllister. "They are wonderful examples of what a student-athlete should strive to be and I think they are great ambassadors for Saint Xavier University."
Kenney qualified for the 2014 NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships in the 1000-meter run and was a member of the 4x400 meter relay team that finished in third place at the 2014 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Krakowski took fourth place overall in the 400-meter dash and sixth place in the 200-meter dash at the 2014 CCAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
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