TOWSON, Md. – The Landmark Conference selects 22 senior scholar athletes each year to recognize the top student-athlete in each sport based on academic and athletics.
The honorees must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.20 and are selected by a committee of Landmark Conference officers, athletics directors, senior woman administrators, faculty athletic representatives, and sports information directors. Chosen at the end of each sport season, the first six honorees will be announced over the next week.
Catholic University's Kiera Lyons has been named the Women's Cross Country Senior Scholar Athlete. Lyons is the first Cardinal to be selected as a women's cross country senior scholar athlete.
Last month, Lyons raced her way onto the Landmark All-Landmark Second Team with a ninth place finish (23:41.62). She was the top finisher for the Cardinals who had their best finish since 2012, placing third. She has posted a top-20 finish in every race of her career, and owns five top-25 times in program history including the school record and second fastest time.
Academically, she is a three-time Landmark Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll in cross country, and earned 2017 USTFCCCA All Academic Honors.
Lyons has earned a 3.87 cumulative grade point average while majoring in Physics and Art.