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BETHANY’S BODO EARNS ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT

June 6 - BETHANY, W.Va. – Bethany College sophomore Jodi Bodo (Steubenville, Ohio/Steubenville Catholic Central) was voted to the ESPN the Magazine Second Team Academic All-District II track/cross country team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Thursday.

 To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.20 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their current institution and be nominated by their sports information director. All Division II, III and NAIA institutions in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia make up District II.

Bodo was one of only four sophomores to earn a spot on the District II teams. She also became just the fourth Bethany student-athlete to earn Academic All-District honors this season, joining volleyball player Lauren Spegal (Third Team), women’s basketball player Lisa Mitchell (Third Team) and softball player Kara O’Dell (First Team).

On the track, Bodo broke three school records this season and now owns four in just two years. As a freshman, she won the PAC title in the 800 with a then-conference and current Bethany record time of 2:20.19. Early in her sophomore campaign, she ran the third leg on the 4x100 relay team which set a new school mark of 51.14 seconds.
 At separate meets later in the year, Bodo set a new Bethany record in the 200 (26.80) and would earn Second Team All-PAC accolades in the 800 at the league championship meet. Her second season as a Bison concluded with a trip to ECAC Championships, where she ran on the 4x100 relay team and finished sixth in the 400 by crossing in 58.14 seconds to set a new BC standard.

In her career, Bodo has qualified for ECAC Outdoor Championships twice, as she took fifth in the 800 and competed in the 4x100 relay in 2007. She also earned a spot at ECAC Indoors this season in the long jump.

Off the track, Bodo has a GPA above 3.9 as a communication major. She’s earned Dean’s List recognition all four semesters and PAC Academic Honor Roll status twice. On campus, she is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, PRSSA and SAAC and served as a Resident Assistant (RA) this past year and will serve again next year.

Jodi is the daughter of David Bodo and Susan Medley.