CHS grad, Duke track & field standout named to All-American/All-Academic teams, receives Postgraduate Scholarship Award

Brianna Smith, a 2020 Cheltenham High School graduate and Duke University senior track and field standout, was named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association All-Academic team.

Honorees named to the All-Academic team are required to have at least a cumulative GPA of 3.25.

Smith, an Elkins Park native majoring in Biology, was one of only two Duke University senior student-athletes selected as recipients of the prestigious 2024 Weaver-James-Corrigan-Swofford Postgraduate Scholarship Award in February 2024.

The scholarship is awarded to selected student-athletes who intend to pursue a graduate degree after completing their undergraduate requirements. Those honored have performed with distinction in both the classroom and their respective sport while demonstrating exemplary conduct in the community.

On Saturday, March 9, Smith participated in the NCAA Indoor Championships in Boston. In her first national meet, she competed in the pentathlon and finished in 15th place, good for All-American Second-Team honors.

At Cheltenham High, Brianna graduated in the top two percent of her class, was named Cheltenham’s most athletic, and was President of the Black Student Union, according to local historian Chuck Langerman.

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