Gerard Named Boise State Top Ten Scholar

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State cross country and track and field team member Carly Gerard has been named one of the 2012 Boise State's Top Ten Scholars. Gerard is one of ten outstanding Boise State graduating seniors who will be recognized for their exceptional academic success, earning one of the highest honors awarded to a Boise State student.

A Boise native and Capital High grad, Gerard has been a member of the cross country and track and field teams since the 2007-2008 season. She has been a conference meet participant in each of her competing seasons, as well as a 2010 NCAA Cross Country Regional competitor.

Gerard is a 10-time all-conference academic team honoree and a 2011 CoSIDA All-District Second Team honoree. She is an exercise science major with a biomechanics emphasis and biomedical engineering minor. She plans to continue her education by pursuing a master's degree in mechanical engineering.

To qualify for consideration a student must have a 3.85 or higher grade point average. Qualified students are then reviewed based on academic breadth of coursework, research, creative works and publications, presentations at professional meetings or conferences, and extracurricular community and campus service.

The Top Ten Scholars will be recognized Tuesday, April 17, at 3:30 p.m., in a reception held at the Student Union Simplot Ball room. The awards ceremony, presented by the Alumni Association, begins at 4:30 p.m. and will feature remarks from each student honoree as well as Jim Davis, a well-known Boise State alumnus, and President Bob Kustra.    

The Top Ten Scholars reception is free to attend, but registration is required. Register online at or call 426-1959 by Thursday, April 12.

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