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Caroline Karunde and Terra Evans earn STEM honors




Oct. 10, 2011

LUBBOCK, Texas - At the 15th Women of Color STEM Conference Caroline Karunde, Cross Country and Track & Field, and Terra Evans, Track & Field, student-athletes will be recognized for their outstanding efforts.

Caroline Karunde, who earned All American honors after the team finished third at the DI Cross Country championships for Texas Tech in 2010, was nominated for her achievements while attending Tech's distinguished School of Nursing. Originally from Kenya and a member of both the 2009 and 2010 Big 12 Champion Women's Cross Country teams, she will complete her degree from the program this year.

Terra Evans is a senior who is majoring in Exercise and Sport Sciences, Health Exercise and Sport Science with a minor in Biology. The three-time All American and eight-time All Big 12 Track & Field student-athlete has maintained a 3.6 grade point average throughout her career. Her career goal is to become a sport's medicine physician.

Both student-athletes will be introduced during the 2011 STEM Conference held in Dallas from November 3 - 5, 2011. The Conference seeks to provide minority STEM students with an opportunity to network, job search and provides a national platform for the honorees.

The STEM program honors student-athletes who have shown a commitment to their education while maintaining status as a highly visible role model through their athletic abilities. The award recognizes the dedication of each student-athlete to excel in these critical fields of study while participation in collegiate athletics.



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