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Celeste earns 2016 Liberty League Fall All-Academic Team honors

ROCHESTER, NY –  Alaina Celeste of the RIT women’s cross-country team earned 2016 Liberty League Fall All-Academic Team honors.

Liberty League commissioner Tracy King announced that 573 fall sport student-athletes have qualified for the 2016 All-Academic Teams in their respective sports, marking the second-highest total for fall sports since the league began recognizing outstanding academic achievement.

RIT had a fall record 55 student-athletes honored by the league.

To be recognized as a member of the All-Academic team, a student-athlete must be a sophomore or higher in class standing with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.30.

The Liberty League elevated the GPA requirement from 3.20 to 3.30 this fall to follow the established standard for eligibility for CoSIDA Academic All-America awards.

Rochester Institute of Technology is home to leading creators, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers. Founded in 1829, RIT enrolls about 19,000 students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, making it among the largest private universities in the U.S.

The university is internationally recognized and ranked for academic leadership in business, computing, engineering, imaging science, liberal arts, sustainability, and fine and applied arts. RIT also offers unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation. Global partnerships include campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai and Kosovo.