Christina Cook Named PAC Scholar-Athlete of the Month

Christina Cook Named PAC Scholar-Athlete of the Month

(GREENVILLE, Pa.) – Thomas More College senior Christina Cook (Independence, Ky./Simon Kenton) has been named the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Female Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Scholar-Athlete of the Month for April.

Each month, the SAAC's at PAC member institutions are asked to nominate one male and one female student-athlete for PAC SAAC Scholar-Athlete of the Month consideration based on academic and athletic accomplishments. Nominees must be a varsity team member in their respective sport and in their junior or senior year. Scholar-Athlete of the Month nominees must also have a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher and be actively involved within their campus communities.

Cook secured her fourth-straight PAC title in the 400 meters (56.74) April 26 at the league's outdoor championships, which were hosted by Westminster College. She also won the 200 meters for the third-straight year with a PAC Championships record time of 25.00 seconds and was a member of Thomas More's winning 4x400-meter relay (4:06.36) for the second-straight year.

Cook also won her fourth-straight PAC title in the 400 meters with a PAC Championships record time of 57.57 at this year's indoor championships, which were hosted by Youngstown State University at the Watson and Tressel Training Site (WATTS) on February 23. She also claimed her third-straight title in the 200 meters with a PAC Championships record time of 25.49. Cook also anchored the Saints' winning 4x400-meter relay (4:10.87) for the third-straight season.

Cook has been recognized as a three-time (2015-17) Most Outstanding Track Performer at the indoor championships and was voted the indoor championships' Most Outstanding Performer in 2016 and 2017.

Named an All-Mideast Region selection in both the 200 and 400 meters Monday by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), Cook was recently announced as one of 22 student-athletes invited to compete in the 400 meters at this year's NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which will be held Thursday-Saturday, May 24-26 at the Roger Harring Stadium at Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex in La Crosse, Wisconsin. It is the fourth-straight year she has secured a spot in preliminaries in the 400 meters at the Division III Championships.

On campus, Cook has been involved with Team IMPACT, a national nonprofit that connects children facing serious and chronic illnesses with college athletic teams, forming life-long bonds and life-changing outcomes, and has volunteered with Special Olympics of Northern Kentucky during the organization's annual Northern Kentucky Regional Flag Football Tournament. The event brings over 10 teams and 125 participating athletes to BB&T Field in Crestview Hills, Kentucky to compete for regional titles in three divisions.

A member of Thomas More's Athletic Director Honor Roll, Cook graduated May 12 with a 3.38 cumulative GPA as a business administration major.