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SU roundup: Central grad Barb joins Hornets

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Shenandoah University head men's and women's tennis coach Larry Hubbard announced Wednesday a group of 10 student-athletes joining his two programs for the 2012-13 season.

Four are Maryland natives, three are from Virginia, two hail from New Jersey and one is from Ohio.

Among the women's recruits is former Central High School standout Molly Barb, who played No. 1 singles and doubles for the Falcons this past season as she advanced to the VHSL Group A state semifinals.

The other two women's recruits are from New Jersey. Amy RappĀ and Amber Lake were teammates at Pennsville High School.

Both tennis programs begin participation in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference this fall after 20 years in the Dixie/USA South.

The fall seasons begin in September and conclude with their respective ITA Regional Tournaments.

Track and Field

Former Shenandoah track and field star Amy Smith has been earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors in selections announced Wednesday afternoon by the organization.

The All-Academic honor is the first in track & field for Smith and her fourth overall. Her previous three accolades came in cross country.

The Bassett native earned the honor by posting a 3.58 GPA as a Biology/Enviromental Studies major and qualifying for the NCAA National Championships.

Smith also earned a 3.75 GPA in her graduate work this past spring.

She is one of 340 student-athletes nationally to earn the honor.

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