Lucas Among Boise State's Top Ten Scholars
Lauren Lucas

April 10, 2014

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State cross country and track and field student-athlete Lauren Lucas was recognized as a Top Ten Scholar at Boise State on Thursday. Top Ten Scholars are graduating seniors who are nominated by their academic deans for exhibiting exceptional academic success.

Other criterion for nomination include a 3.8-or-higher grade-point average, academic breadth of coursework, research, creative works and publications, presentations at professional meetings or conferences and extra-curricular community and campus service.

Lucas hails from Coronado High School in Henderson, Nev., where she was a two-year NIAA All-State Academic Team member and an All-American scholar. She arrived to Boise State in 2010 and quickly earned a spot on the All-WAC Academic Freshman Team.

After Boise State joined the Mountain West, Lucas went on to earn All-MW Academic and MW Scholar-Athlete honors in cross country during her sophomore, junior and senior years. She also earned the accolades on the track and field team during her sophomore and junior years. Now a senior, she has been recognized as one of the top students in her graduating class at Boise State.

"We could not be more proud of Lauren," said cross country and track and field coach Corey Ihmels. "The award speaks volumes about the importance of academics here at Boise State. Lauren exemplifies the student-athlete experience, and is a model for what we are trying to instill throughout our program."

Lucas' best-career cross country finishes include two fifth-place efforts at the Bob Firman 5k in 2011 and the Utah Open 4k in 2013. On the track, Lucas won titles in the Idaho-Utah Border Clash 3000m in 2011, the Bronco Invite Mile in 2013, the Utah Valley 1500m in 2013 and the Idaho-Utah Border Clash 1500m in 2013.

The Top Ten Scholars reception will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the Student Union Jordan Ballroom. The event is free but registration is required. Click HERE to see a full list of the Top Ten Scholars.

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