May 17, 2013

Porter Named to the Atlantic 10 Outdoor All-Academic Team

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Sophomore Kiara Porter was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Academic team after another outstanding semester on the track and in the classroom. It is the third time in Porter's two-year VCU career she has earned in all-academic honor, having previously won Indoor A-10 honors and 2012 USTFCCCA Track & Field Academic All- America citation.

Porter, who was named the Outdoor Track and Field Championships' Most Outstanding Performer, won four gold medals in the 200-meter, 400-meter, 4x100-meter relay and 4x400-meter relay at the event.

The Yorktown, Va. joins Dayton's Elizabeth Gleason, Butler's Katie Clark, Duquesne's Shannon Abraham, Ashley Adams, Nicole Cherok and Amber Valimont, La Salle's Wendy Hutchinson, Jessica Hoefert and Hannah Kuenzel of Saint Louis.

Porter continues her season on Thursday, May 22 at the NCAA East Regionals in Greensboro, N.C.

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