INDIANAPOLIS -- Loyola University Chicago track standout Jamar Johnson and Valparaiso University softball player Karen Korb have been named U.S. Army Horizon League Scholar-Athletes of the Week for the week ending April 26, League commissioner Jonathan B. LeCrone announced Thursday (April 30).
Johnson (Chicago, Ill./Lincoln Park), a senior, won the long jump and triple jump April 24 at the Concordia Invitational with jumps of 6.42 and 13.25 meters, respectively.
In the classroom, Johnson carries a 3.51 grade-point average as a political science major at Loyola and has been named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll during his career.
Korb (Indianapolis, Ind./Lutheran), a senior outfielder, hit .417 in Valpo's three games at Butler University over the weekend. She stole a base in all three contests, breaking her own school single-season record of 29, and also shattered the career mark for runs scored with her 94th.
A finance and marketing major, Korb owns a 3.94 grade-point average at Valparaiso and was named to the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District V First Team as a junior after being a second-team pick as a sophomore. She also has earned Valpo Presidential academic honors and been named to the Dean's List each of her semesters at the school. In addition, Korb is one of 30 national candidates for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award and is the reigning U.S. Army Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Month for March.
The Horizon League instituted the U.S. Army Scholar-Athlete of the Week awards as a way to recognize outstanding academic and athletic achievement by its student-athletes. To be eligible for the honor, a student-athlete must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20 or better (on a 4.00 scale), have completed at least one year at the member institution, passed 24 semester or 36 quarter hours and perform well during the week's competition. Winners are selected by a group of League faculty athletic representatives, from nominations provided by sports information directors.
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