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June 8 - BETHANY, W.Va. – Bethany rising senior Jodi Bodo (Steubenville, Ohio/Steubenville Catholic Central) has been voted to the ESPN the Magazine Second Team Academic All-District II Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country team, as announced recently by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 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.

This is Bodo’s second consecutive appearance on the Second Team Academic All-District II team. After running cross country for the first time in the fall, Bodo had an exceptional track and field season. She was a two-time PAC Runner of the Week this spring and earned All-PAC honors in three events at the conference championship meet. That total included anchoring the 4x400 relay to the PAC title and earning Honorable Mention status by taking third in the 400 and 4x100 relay.

By the end of the season, Bodo had broken five school records, including the 100, 200, 400, 4x100 and 4x400 relays, qualified for ECAC Championships in four events and narrowly missed out provisionally qualifying for NCAA Championships in the 400 (ran 57.52 to fall .02 short of qualifying standard). At the ECAC meet at Springfield (Mass.) College, she finished fifth in the 400 and helped the 4x400 relay earn eighth place overall.

Off the track, Bodo carries a GPA above 3.7 as a communication major. She’s made the Dean’s List six times and the PAC Academic Honor Roll on four occasions. Bodo is active on campus, as she is a member of Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and serves as Bethany’s representative on the PAC SAAC. She is also a member of PRSSA and Kalon (Leadership) and Gamma Sigma Kappa Honor Societies.

"Jodi is motivated to be the best at everything she attempts,” said Bethany head coach Andy Upton. “Her work ethic is as strong in the classroom as it is on the track.  With continued hard work and a good season next year, I think she could have even more success at the national level both on the track and in the classroom."

Jodi is the daughter of David Bodo of Steubenville, Ohio.