Cross country runners for academics
Aileen Gorman does not live by athletics alone.
For sure, the Marist alumnus has made her presence felt on Moraine Valley College’s sports landscape, first as a national qualifier in cross country last fall and then as an integral member of the Cyclones women’s basketball team this winter. Despite her busy schedule, however, Gorman has still found enough time to embrace the “student” portion of student-athlete as well.
Gorman was one of three Moraine runners, along with teammates Diana Dinh and Maritza Najera, to be feted for classroom accomplishments by getting named to the 2013 Academic All-National Junior College Athletic Association team. Dinh is making her second straight appearance on the squad, which was selected by the National Junior College Cross Country Coaches Association.
The Cyclones were also designated as an All-Academic NJCAA team, as they ranked eighth among Division I programs in cumulative grade-point average. Besides the three aforementioned individuals, Moraine’s status was made possible through the efforts of Amanda Gerzon (Stagg), Amy Johnson (Sandburg) and Miranda Reyes (Queen of Peace).