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Creighton Students Named to USA Today All-Academic Team

Creighton Students Named to USA Today All-Academic Team

Creighton University students Margaret McGlynn and Dathe Benissan-Messan have been named to USA Todayís 2009 All-USA College Academic Third Team. Only 60 students in the country were named to USA Todayís academic teams.

McGlynn is a junior from Belleville, Ill., majoring in biology. She has received many honors while at Creighton including a Goldwater Scholarship, Womenís Overseas Service League Award, Gallagher-Koster Award and Deanís Service Honor Roll. She is involved in NETwork Against Malaria, NonProfit Organization, Campus Kitchen and the honors program, while also serving as a resident advisor and spring break service trip coordinator.

Benissan-Messan is a senior biology major from Omaha who also works as a cardiac technician at Creighton University Medical Center and teaching assistant in biology. Benissan-Messan is also involved in the Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program, is a vice president of the premedical society and senator on the Creighton Arts and Sciences Student Senate. He is a member of Phi Sigma Biological Honor Society and National Society of Collegiate Scholars. His future plans include attending medical school.

USA Today honors third team students for outstanding intellectual achievement and leadership. Judges considered grades, leadership, activities, and, most importantly, how students extend their intellectual talents beyond the classroom. Members and schools will be identified in USA Today as well as USATODAY.com on April 29, 2009.