Chelsea Sumney Earns SoCon Postgraduate Scholarship 03-26-2013

GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG track and field senior Chelsea Sumney (Washington, Pa./Trinity) has been awarded one of 10 Southern Conference  postgraduate scholarships for the 2012-13 season. The 10 student-athletes will be honored for their accomplishments at the SoCon Honors Dinner in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Wednesday, May 30.

Sumney was named the recipient of the David Knight Graduate scholarship, named after the late Dr. David Knight, the longtime faculty athletics representative at UNCG. An All-SoCon performer in both cross country and track, she helped the Spartans to the 2011 SoCon Cross Country team championship.

In 2012, Sumney set the indoor track record in the distance medley relay and was an NCAA Regional performer in outdoor track. She finished third in the 2012 SoCon cross country championships and placed 15th at the NCAA Southeast Regional, just missing a bid into the NCAA Championship.

Sumney holds a 3.73 GPA as a speech pathology major and was inducted into UNCG's Golden Chain Honor Society in 2012. In the community, she has volunteered at UNCG's Relay for Life and for the Fox8Gifts for Kids campaign. She has also volunteered at the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina and with the Yogathon for Autism. Sumney plans to pursue her speech pathology studies at the graduate level.

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