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NMU’s Huebner earns award

MARQUETTE — For the second straight year, Northern Michigan University senior Shayla Huebner has been named to the 2018-19 Google Cloud Academic All-District 4 Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country Team.

Huebner, a graduate of Marquette Senior High School, is a sports science major with a 3.92 grade-point average who achieved success in both the indoor and outdoor seasons.

Indoors in the winter, she finished sixth at the NCAA Division II Championships in the 800-meter run, clocking 2:09.73 in the finals. She followed it up at the outdoor finals this spring at the national finals in the same event with a seventh-place finish after setting a school record of 2:08.75 in the preliminary race.

She was named an All-American after both races.

Huebner holds school records for both the indoor and outdoor 800. After the indoor season, she earned a GLIAC Commissioner’s Award winning for the second time.

District 4 in the Google Cloud awards consists of student-athletes from the GLIAC, Great Lakes Valley and Great Midwest Athletic conferences.

Huebner has the second-best GPA of all honorees in the district and is now eligible for the CoSIDA Academic All-American Team. Last season, Huebner was named Third Team Academic All-America.