Over 2,000 student-athletes across 22 sports honored for academic success
Blue Demons honored for a 3.0 GPA or higher in 2012-13 academic year
A total of 150 DePaul student-athletes were honored by the conference
Melissa Fraser earned first in the javelin with a 49.51-meter throw
The DePaul track and field team heads to the Cardinal Twilight Invitational this weekend.
Career Notes: Named to BIG EAST All-Academic Team in 2012.
Indoor: Broke the DePaul women's record for the 600yd dash by running a 1:24.32 at the Iowa State Classic...won the 600m run at the Badger Track Classic in a time of 1:37.24...placed sixth at the Notre Dame Invitational in the 1,000m run with a time of 2:54.95...placed 18th in the 1,000m at the BIG EAST Championships...ran on the 4x400m relay team that won the Badger Track Classic in 4:01.80.
Outdoor: Won the 3,000m steeplechase at the DePaul Invitational and at the Cardinal Twilight, where she ran a career-best time of 10:47.20...placed 13th in the 3,000m steeplechase at the BIG EAST Championships...won the 1,500m run at the Chicagoland Championships in 4:39.31...placed fourth in he 1,500m at the Tom Botts Invitational and seventh at the FSU Relays...placed foruth in the 800m run at the Chicagoland Championships by running a 2:16.00.
High School: Member of 2010 and 2011 division champion cross country team...three-time All-American member of the Warwick Valley Distance Medley relay team as well as the 4x800 relay...was the 2011 New York Relays Champion in the 2000m steeplechase while she placed ninth in nation in the 2000m Steeplechase at the 2011 New Balance National meet with a time of 6:56...placed 15th and ran a personal-best of 18.16 for 5k at the Great American Cross Country Festival. was named cross country team MVP, track MVP, and Ski Team MVP...was a scholar athlete...named to High Honor Roll...a Cum Laude Athlete...track team earned the division championship from 2009-2011...track team was also county and section champions in 2008.
Personal: Daughter of Jan Kasal and Radka Mandel...has two brothers, Adam, 10, and Emil, 1...also has two sisters, Janette, 16, and Amelie, 4.
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