Persephanie McRae Garners February Women's Student-Athlete of the Month

BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College senior Persephanie McRae has been named the Women’s Student-Athlete of the Month for February 2014, announced College officials Monday.

McRae (Brooklyn, N.Y.) claimed the individual title in the women’s high jump at the Conference Carolinas Indoor Track & Field Championships with a leap of 1.60 meters on her second attempt at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The senior finished eighth at the Mountaineer Open with a height of 1.51 meters and earned a top-30 finish at the Hilton Garden Invitational at 1.50 meters.

The Lees-McRae College Student-Athlete of the Month Award honors one male and one female student-athlete each much from an in-season sport during the 2013-2014 academic year, recognizing their hard work, effort, and athletic performance.

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Month

Female Student-Athlete of the Month

September 2013

Heather Peterman, Women's Cross Country

October 2013

Kaitlyn Briggs, Women's Soccer

November 2013

Alyssa Munson, Women's Basketball

January 2014

Lauren Lewis, Women's Basketball

February 2014

Persephanie McRae, Women’s Track & Field