San Antonio – St. Mary’s University women’s cross country runner Amy Crissman was named ESPN The Magazine/College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District for her athletic and academic performance for the 2009-2010 academic year.

Crissman (Sr., San Antonio) recently wrapped up a four-year career with St. Mary’s, graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. On the cross country course, she competed in all five meets last season and had a season best time of 21:55 for the five-kilometer. Her best finish of the season was a 17th place showing at the UTSA/Ricardo Romo Six Flags Invitational. She was a four-year letterwinner for the Rattlers and earned All-Heartland Conference recognition.

In the classroom, she was a four-time member of the Heartland Conference President’s Honor Roll. She graduated from St. Mary’s last month with a 3.79 grade point average. She was also active in the community, volunteering for the St. Mary’s Continuing the Heritage Community Service Day, Habitat for Humanity, the Fiesta Oyster Bake Cleanup Day and mentoring elementary school students at Loma Park Elementary School.

Crissman is the fourth St. Mary’s cross country athlete to earn CoSIDA Academic All-District recognition over the last four years. She is also the fourth St. Mary’s student-athlete to be named Academic All-District for the 2009-2010 academic year. Over the last four years, St. Mary’s has had 19 student-athletes earn Academic All-District recognition.

St. Mary’s finished seventh at the 2009 Heartland Conference Championship, with Marcey Morales placing 19th individually. The Rattlers open the 2010 season at the Texas A&M International University Invitational at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 4, in Laredo, Texas.

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