RMU Student-Athlete of the Week (5/23/12)
Earning the 2012 Northeast Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year honor for indoor track & field allows junior Casey Folga to take home the latest RMU Female Student-Athlete of the Week. A native of Erie, Pa., Folga earned the honor last Thursday thanks to an individual championship in the pole vault at the 2012 NEC Indoor Track & Field Championships in Landover, Md., in February. She won the event thanks to a leap of 3.48 meters (11'5"), a new RMU indoor school record. An early childhood education major, Folga owns a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.93 through the 2012 spring semester. She is the second female student-athlete from the RMU women's indoor track & field team to earn the award, joining former Colonial Nicole Downing (2001-05), who won the accolade in 2004.