Kirk Named UAB Student-Athlete Of The Week

Elinor Kirk currently boasts a 4.0 GPA in communication management.

Feb. 26, 2013

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—UAB track and field junior Elinor Kirk has been named UAB’s Student Athlete of the Week for her performance on the track and in the classroom.

Pursuing a graduate degree in communication management, Kirk currently owns a 4.0 GPA and is the 2013 Conference USA Indoor Champion in the 3000m. The Swansea, Wales, U.K. native broke both school and meet records for the event, contested Feb. 23-24, with a time of 9:23.36.

At the conference championship, Kirk also finished in second in the mile with a time of 4:43.73—nearly two seconds under the previous meet record. On the first day of competition, Kirk finished in second place in the 5000m, crossing the finish line at 16:33.35.

Over the two-day meet, Kirk earned 26 points toward UAB’s team total, and was named high point scorer of the meet for her efforts. The Blazers finished third overall with a team total of 83 points, their best finish since collecting 77 points in 2005.

Kirk was also recently named to the UCTFCCCA All-Academic Team for her performance in the classroom.