posted June 5, 2009

Trackster Nora Kuiper Honored for Academics

National champion sprinter Nora Kuiper is being recognized for outstanding performance in the classroom.

She has been named to the Academic All-District team in women's track/cross country by the College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) and is now eligible for Academic All-America consideration.

Kuiper, from Parchment, Mich. (Parchment HS), won the gold medal in the 100-meter dash and finished second in the 200-meter at the NCAA Division III championships.  She earlier was named the most valuable trackster in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA).

A chemistry major, she compiled a 3.93 cumulative grade point average and was named to the national honor society Phi Beta Kappa.

Her immediate future plans include spending a year in Mozambique in Africa working on a project to improve water supplies.

Read a Kalamazoo Gazette editorial about Nora Kuiper