SISTERS Jo and Jennifer Leedham have been named on a list of US College Sports’ highest achievers in both sport and study.
The Little Sutton duo, last season both students and basketball players at Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire, have both been named on the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honour Roll for 2009.
The list highlights students who excel in the sporting arena and also make sure their grades do not fall below a three-point average (out of four).
Jo, 21, and Jennifer, 23, were named with most of their successful squad after a season in which they finished runners-up in the NE-10 Conference.
The pair have just finished playing together for Great Britain in the World University Games before Jennifer becomes Assistant coach of the Franklin Pierce team.
“I applaud the dedication and commitment these young women have exhibited to their academics as well as their abilities on the field of play,” said Bruce Kirsh, vice-president and director of athletics at the college. “I thank them for their commitment to the university’s academic mission.”