- Inside Athletics
HARRISON TWP., Mich. -- Third year head coach LaCema Womack capped off a successful week for Marygrove cross country and track & field with the signing of her second Class of 2014 commit, QuShaun Edwards. Earlier in the week, Womack inked her first 2014 commit when Almutasm Nassr signed a letter of intent.
Edwards, a senior at L'Anse Creuse High School in Harrison Township, commits to Marygrove near the end of a heralded high school career for the Lancers. During his time on the track, the four-year standout participated in the mile, 200, 600, 800, 4x400, and high jump events. The multi-faceted runner has also enjoyed success on the Lancers' cross country team for two seasons. For his efforts, Edwards was named Most Improved on the cross country team at the conclusion of his senior campaign.
The soon-to-be-Mustang has kept busy as a student-athlete for the Lancers by competing on the L'Anse Creuse football and basketball squads for two seasons. Edwards also went out for the wrestling team for one season. During his time on the gridiron, Edwards earned back-to-back defensive MVP honors for the Lancers.
Edwards will fit in with Marygrove athletics well as a product of the L'Anse Creuse track & field program – a program well-known for its sportsmanship throughout the years. Marygrove athletics, as members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), promote the association's five core values of Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Servant Leadership, and Sportsmanship, as part of their initiative to promote character-driven athletics at the northwest Detroit campus. Recently, Marygrove was named a 2012-13 Champions of Character Institution by the NAIA after exceeding the minimum score on the NAIA's Champions of Character Scorecard. The Champions of Character Scorecard measures each institution's commitment to the NAIA Champions of Character program. Points are earned in five key areas: character training, conduct in competition, character recognition, academic focus and character promotion.
Learn more about the NAIA's Champions of Character program at http://www.championsofcharacter.org/.
Coach Womack on Edwards: QuShaun's base of mid-distance experience, combined with his work in cross country, drove me to recruit him for our programs at Marygrove College. His times on the cross country side will most certainly benefit our program next year. As a high jumper, QuShaun will also help boost our field events side on the men's track & field team. I look forward to working with QuShaun in the fall!