Wolfsberger, Boyle, and Shertzer Named Academic and Athletic Champions

Heidi Wolfsberger ’02 was named to the 2002 Verizon Academic All-America College Division Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country First Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America in June. Erin Boyle ’02 and Emily Shertzer ’02 earned spots on the Academic All-America Second Team.

To be eligible for Verizon Academic All-America honors, a student-athlete must be an upperclassman with at least a 3.20 grade-point average and be a starter or significant reserve on his or her team.

Wolfsberger, named the Moravian Senior Female Athlete award-winner in May, is one of the most prolific student-athletes in College history. She is a three-time MAC Cross-Country Champion, a two-time NCAA Division III Mideast Region Champion, and a three-time All-American in cross-country, twice finishing as runner-up at the national championships. On the track, she won the 2001 NCAA Division III National Championship in the 1,500-meter race at the indoor meet, and she has been an All-American seven times in her career, including a runner-up finish in the outdoor 1,500-meter race in 2002. Wolfsberger won 18 MAC individual and relay championships over four years and was named Most Outstanding Performer four times, twice indoor and twice outdoor. She was named to the MAC All-Academic Team nine times in her career, and she is a three-time Verizon First Team Academic All-American.

Boyle finished third at the MAC Cross-Country Championships last fall, fifth at NCAA Division III Mideast Region and 83rd at NCAA National Championships, where the Moravian team placed third. Boyle was a MAC Indoor Champion in distance medley relay in conference record time and an All-American in distance medley relay with an eighth-place finish at the national championships. Boyle was the MAC runner-up in the 1,500-meter and sixth in the 800-meter at the 2002 MAC Outdoor Championships. She is a two-time All-American in track and field and has won two MAC individual track and field championships. Boyle has competed at NCAA Championships six times (three in cross-country and three in track and field) and has been named to the MAC All-Academic team nine times.

Shertzer placed second at the MAC Cross-Country Championships, third at NCAA Division III Mideast Region and 27th at NCAA Championships. She won the 2002 Indoor MAC Championships in the 5,000-meter and distance medley relay, and she captured the 2002 MAC Outdoor Championships in 10,000 meters (the fourth title of her career in the event) and the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Shertzer is a two-time All-American in cross-country and a two-time All-American in track and field after a top-eight finish in the inaugural 3,000-meter steeplechase last spring. She has won 16 MAC individual track and field titles, and the team has won 12 MAC titles (four each in cross-country, indoor and outdoor track and field). A MAC All-Academic Team honoree nine times, Shertzer has been invited to train for the 2004 Olympics in the military pentathlon (cross-country, equestrian, swimming, shooting, and fencing).

Heidi Wolfsberger (42) ran against Division I competition in the Penn Relays.

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