Elijah Farrales became the third Truman student-athlete to earn Google Cloud Academic All-America honors following the 2018-19 school year. Farrales was named a member of the first team for the NCAA Division II Track & Field/Cross Country. He joins softball standout Christa Reisinger and football receiver Mitch Nichols to earn the prestigious award this academic year, and he is the eighth member of the men’s track and field/cross country teams to earn the award all-time at the University. Farrales was the Great Lakes Valley Conference Indoor 400 meters champion this past season and the silver medalist in the 400 at the outdoor meet. He was the anchor in the champion 4x400 meter relay that won the first conference championship since 1979. Previously, Farrales was a Google Cloud Academic All-District selection, a nominee for the GLVC Paragon Award for Outstanding Student-Athlete, a four-time member of the Academic All-GLVC team, a Brother James Gaffney Distinguished Scholar and GLVC Council of President’s Award winner.

Barry Poyner, professor of communication, served as parliamentarian for the National Education Association in Houston, Texas, June 29-July 1. The NEA is the largest union in the U.S. with more than three million members. Poyner teaches a popular course on parliamentary procedure, COMM 274.

The Truman women’s swimming team was named to the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America list for the spring 2019 semester. The CSCAA recognizes teams with the Scholar All-America Award for achieving a team GPA of 3.0 or higher. The women turned in a team GPA of 3.54, which included a perfect 4.0 from Christina Jurotich.

Previous Next