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Allison Long Named PAC SAAC Scholar-Athletes of the Month

Allison Long Named PAC SAAC Scholar-Athletes of the Month

(NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.) - The Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) announced on Wednesday (June 13, 2012) that Thomas More College's Allison Long (Hebron, Ky./Conner) has been named June's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Scholar-Athlete of the Month.

Long is a rising senior women's basketball student-athlete at Thomas More.  This past season, she was named to the All-PAC First Team and the All-Great Lakes Region Second Team.  Long was named to the Las Vegas Tournament All-Tournament Team and was selected as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the Thomas More Julie Costello Memorial Tournament.  During the 2011-2012 season, she received two PAC Player of the Week honors and reached the 1,000 career point plateau.

Off the court, Long is majoring in secondary education and holds a 3.94 grade point average (GPA).  She is a two-time Capital One Academic All-District selection as she was named to the third team during the 2010-2011 season and the first team in 2011-2012 season and is a three-time PAC Academic Honor Roll selection.  On campus, she is the Thomas More SAAC Vice-President.  Long also volunteers her time with the Special Olympics, the Children's Home Festival and a John G. Carlisle Elementary.  She also participated in the Check your Genes 5K; a charitable organization formed to increase awareness and improve education about the importance of family history to developing breast and ovarian cancer.

Each month, SAAC members at a PAC school nominate a student-athlete to highlight based on academic and athletic accomplishments.  Honorees must be a varsity member of their respective sport(s) and must be at a junior or senior class status.  Scholar-Athletes of the Month must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or highr and be actively involved on his or her campus community.