Hillsdale College - Corinne Zehner Wins GLIAC Commissioner's Award

Hillsdale College - Corinne Zehner Wins GLIAC Commissioner's Award

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Hillsdale College junior Corinne Zehner had a breakthrough 2014-15 season for the Charger women's track team. Friday morning, she received prestigious recognition for that season.

Zehner, a hurdler and team captain, was one of six female recipients of the GLIAC Commissioner's Award for the Spring 2015 season. The award was chosen by a committee assigned by the conference office. A total of 12 athletes - 6 male, 6 female - earn this award across all GLIAC-sponsored sports in each of the three seasons in an athletic year.

Zehner joins Emily Oren (women's indoor track), Kyle Cooper (men's basketball) and Megan Fogt (women's basketball) as 2014-15 recipients of this award. She is also the second athlete in Charger women's outdoor track history to earn this award, joining Sarah Kauk, a pole vaulter who won it in 2008.

The GLIAC 400 meter hurdles champion, Zehner earned two All-American honors during the indoor season as part of the 4x400 and distance medley relay teams. She took her performance to a new level during outdoor season, setting school records in both hurdle events as part of an extraordinary day on the track during the GLIAC outdoor championships. She set a new record in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 13.76, which was good for second place. Later on, she breezed to her first individual conference championship with a record time of 59.7 in the 400 hurdles.

She finished ninth at the NCAA championships in the 400 meter hurdles. She was named the GLIAC Women's Track Athlete of the Week three times in 2014-15, including twice during outdoor season.

In the classroom, Zehner excels at a very challenging course load. She carries an overall grade point average above 3.7 while majoring in biochemistry. She's been named to the GLIAC Academic Excellence Team twice.