Memorial graduate earns academic honor

KINGSVILLE - Texas A&M-Kingsville senior Samantha Alvarez has been named to the Lone Star Conference All-Academic Team in track and field.

Alvarez, a Memorial graduate, was named to the team for the third-straight year.

The education major has a 3.7 GPA.

Alvarez currently has the conference's second-best mark in the pole vault at 11 feet, 6.25 inches.

She is tied for the conference's third-best mark in the high jump at 5-7 and has the sixth best javelin throw at 131-6.

All three marks are provisional qualifiers for the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships.