Jones, Muhlenkamp, Wilson Earn Horizon League All-Academic Honors

Jennifer Muhlenkamp (left), Jake Wilson (center), Abby Jones (right)
Jennifer Muhlenkamp (left), Jake Wilson (center), Abby Jones (right)

The Youngstown State men's and women's outdoor track and field teams had three student-athletes named to the Horizon League All-Academic Team for the 2019 season, the league office announced on Wednesday. The teams were voted on by the conference's faculty athletics representatives.

Receiving Academic All-Horizon League honors were, Jake Wilson, Abby Jones and Jennifer Muhlenkamp. Wilson and Jones are honored for the second year in a row while Muhlenkamp was recognized for the first time her career.

Jake Wilson, Youngstown State University | Junior
3.58 GPA, Biology
- Was a member of the 2018 Horizon League All-Academic Team
- Won the javelin title at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships
- Set the school record in the javelin with a throw of 66.98m
- Qualified for the 2019 NCAA East Preliminaries on Thursday

Abby Jones, Youngstown State University | Senior
4.00 GPA, Physical Education
- Is now a four-time member of the Horizon League All-Academic Team (Outdoor/Indoor) 
- Was named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District Women's Track & Field/Cross Country First Team
- Won the high jump at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships for the third consecutive year
- Had a season-best mark of 1.72m

Jennifer Muhlenkamp, Youngstown State University | Senior
3.94 GPA, Criminal Justice
- Muhlenkamp finished third in the 10000m at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships
- She ran the fourth fastest 10000m time in school history at the Bison Outdoor Classic (36:34.08)
- Finished seventh in the 5000m at the league meet with the fifth fastest time in program history at 17:29.76

The Horizon League recognizes student-athletes with seasonal Academic All-League Teams in each of its 19 championship sports. To be eligible for Horizon League All-Academic consideration, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.20 or higher (based on a 4.00 scale) and have completed at least one year at the member institution, having earned 24 semester-hour or 36 quarter-hour credits.