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Leah Graybill Honored as Academic All-American for Excellence in Track & Field and Academics

Leah Graybill, a graduate from Shippensburg University, was named to the 2023-24 Women’s Academic All-America® Track & Field/Cross Country Third Team for her achievements in both academics and athletics. Graybill, a literacy major in graduate school, achieved a 4.0 GPA. She previously graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s in special education and early childhood education, maintaining a 3.99 GPA.

During the 2024 outdoor season, Graybill was a three-time Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Champion, winning the 200 meters, 4×100-meter relay, and 4×400-meter relay. The 4×100-meter relay team set a new PSAC record. Graybill also earned recognition as a USTFCCCA All-Atlantic Region athlete in multiple events, including the 100 meters and 200 meters.

Indoors, she won the 2024 PSAC title in the 200 meters and has qualified for three consecutive NCAA Indoor National Championships. Throughout her career, Graybill is a two-time NCAA All-American and an 11-time PSAC Champion. She holds individual school records in the indoor 60 meters, outdoor 100 meters, and both indoor and outdoor 200 meters, plus the 4×100 relay.


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