Tracy Kuhle Named a MAC Distinguished Scholar Athlete
KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Western Michigan junior Tracy Kuhle was named a Mid-American Conference (MAC) Distinguished Scholar Athlete, the second time she has won the prestigious award in her career.
The Distinguished Scholar Athlete is a second-year award given to students who have excelled in athletics and academics. Following each season from the fall sports schedule, any student with a 3.20 GPA and participation in at least 50 percent of the contests was automatically named to the previously announced Academic All-MAC Team from each sport. Also, first-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence were not eligible for the award.
From the Academic All-MAC Teams, the faculty athletic representatives selected the ‘best of the best’ of our Academic All-MAC Teams to be honored with Distinguished Scholar Athlete Award for the 2015-16 season. The number of Distinguished Scholar Athletes from each sport were equivalent to the number of first-team selections or 33% of nominees, whichever was greater.
Kuhle is a junior from Decatur, Ill. that boasts a 3.96 GPA in marketing. Along with her Second Team All-MAC Award, Tracy was named the team’s Amy Yeast MVP for the season. She was a two-time MAC Female Scholar Athlete of the Week, a Four-time MAC Doubles Team of the Week member and a one-time MAC Singles Player of the Week winner. She led the team in singles wins with a 26-11 record and also went 26-11 in doubles.
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