FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Feb. 27, 2002
Contact: Ward Mullens
734.487.4400
ward.mullens@emich.edu



EMU STUDENT ONLY MICHIGANDER ON
USA TODAY ALL-USA COLLEGE ACADEMIC TEAM


YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University student Kylie Crawford of Dayton, Ohio, was the only student from Michigan selected to the 2002 USA TODAY All-USA College Academic Team. The list of 104 students was published in the Feb. 27 issue of the national newspaper.

Crawford, a senior communications major in the honors program, was one of only 44 students awarded an honorable mention. Students were selected from undergraduates nationwide for their leadership, activities, academics and how they have used their academic skills outside of the classroom. Only 104 students from across the country made the list. They were divided into first team (20 students), second team (20 students), third team (20 students) and honorable mention (44 students).

"This is a well-deserved honor for Kylie," said Jim Vick, vice president for student affairs at EMU. "She is intelligent, hard working, creative, gets along with all different kinds of people, understands the big picture and has a heart of gold." Crawford, who is set to graduate from EMU in April, was the Student Body President and a member of the Dean's List, carrying a 3.71 GPA. As Student Leadership Coordinator, Crawford developed the first Student Organization Handbook and created the First Year Student Forum.

In addition to her campus committments, Crawford, 22, has paid for her own education and is actively involved in community volunteer activities.
She is currently working for a Ypsilanti law firm as a legal assistant and plans to attend graduate school.

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