June 4, 2009
CHICAGO - Senior Pam Staton, one of the top performers on Loyola's track and field squad, has been selected U.S. Army Horizon League Female Scholar-Athlete of the Month for May, it was announced today. Milwaukee baseball player Tim Patzman was chosen Male Scholar-Athlete of the Month.
The Ingleside, Ill., native posted first-place finishes in both the 800m (2:12.31) and 1,500m (4:36.58) at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships May 1-3, before placing fourth out of 33 in the 800m (2:09.26) at the Billy Hayes Invitational the following weekend. Staton closed out the season at her first career NCAA Mideast Regional May 29-30, where she broke her own school record in the 800m, clocking in at 2:07.96.
A psychology major, Staton owns a 3.63 grade-point average and was also a member of the 2009 Indoor Track and Field Academic All-Horizon League team.
To be eligible for U.S. Army Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Month honors, 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 month's competition. Winners are selected by a group of League faculty athletic representatives, from nominations provided by sports information directors.