NEW ORLEANS – Four WKU Track & Field student-athletes in addition to the Lady Topper
squad were recognized by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches
Association (USTFCCCA) for their combined efforts in the classroom and competition
throughout the 2018-19 academic year, the organization announced Monday.
Individually, Lady Toppers Katie Isenbarger, Getter Lemberg and Myesha Nott were
honored as USTFCCCA All-Academic performers while Maor Seged earned the award from
the Hilltopper squad.
In total, WKU’s women’s track and field squad was one of 366 teams honored by the
USTFCCCA for its academics. Breaking it down further, 227 of those were women’s
teams while 139 were men’s programs. The Lady Toppers sported a 3.29 GPA in the
classroom across the 2018-19 school year.
Individually, 583 men were recognized while 902 women brought home academic honors.
To qualify from the indoor season, a student-athlete must have finished the regular
season ranked in the national top 96 in an individual event or ranked in the
national top 48 in a relay event. For the outdoor season, a student-athlete must
have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships.
All four Hilltopper individuals qualified through their outdoor performances,
competing at the NCAA East Preliminary competition from May 23-25 in Jacksonville,
Fla. Seged advanced to the 400-meter semifinals where he ultimately finished 13th at
the NCAA Prelims with a mark of 50.65. On the women’s side, Isenbarger competed in
the high jump and recorded a jump of 1.65 meters for 44th place. Lemberg represented
WKU in the pole vault and earned a 36th-place finish with her clear of 3.77 meters.
Myesha Nott competed in the women’s triple jump from Jacksonville and finished 32nd
after a mark of 12.39 meters.
Hailing from Be’er Sheba, Israel, Seged finished the 2018-19 school year on the
Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. The senior sprinter and hurdler majored in
electrical engineering and earned his third C-USA All-Academic Team accolade during
the 2019 campaign after posting a 3.56 GPA.
A fellow international senior, Lemberg came to The Hill from Tartu, Estonia, and
posted a 4.00 GPA while earning a degree in social work. Lemberg also represented
WKU on the 2019 C-USA Track & Field All-Academic Team in addition to earning a spot
on the Conference USA Academic Medal and Commissioner’s Honor Roll lists in her
final year on The Hill.
Isenbarger and Nott both earned the award in their debut seasons with the program.
Isenbarger – a middle hitter on the Lady Topper volleyball squad as well – was
recognized by the league with both the Academic Medal and Commissioner’s Honor Roll
awards. The rookie out of Zionsville, Ind., earned a spot on WKU’s President’s list
in both of her semesters on The Hill so far while studying communication.
Hailing from Jamaica, Nott earned a spot on the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll as a
freshman. Studying medical laboratory science, Nott was also on the WKU Dean’s List
both semesters on The Hill during the 2018-19 school year.
The last time WKU saw at least three student-athletes recognized by the USTFCCCA was
the 2014-15 campaign when Sandra Akachukwu, Ria Moellers and Karleigh Parker were
all honored. That was also the last time either WKU team earned team recognition.