Dutoit Named To Academic All-District VIII Team

May 22, 2001

University of Arizona track and field athlete Andrea Dutoit was named tothe Verizon Academic All-District VIII Team today. Dutoit is one of thetop pole vaulters in the nation, and she has a 4.00 grade point average inphysical science and molecular and cellular biology.

Dutoit, a senior from Flagstaff, Ariz., finished second in the pole vaultat the 2001 NCAA Indoor Championships earlier this season and was alsosecond last weekend at the Pacific-10 Conference Championships. At thePac-10 Championships she set the school outdoor record, and matched herindoor best, with a vault of 13-9 1/4 (4.20m).

Her mark is third-best in the nation entering the NCAA OutdoorChampionships, which begin May 30 in Eugene, Ore. Dutoit finished sixth inthe pole vault at last year's NCAA Outdoor Championships and was named the2000 Raytheon Female Athlete of the Year.

Dutoit, 22, was a member of the 2000 Verizon Academic All-America team.She will now be on the ballot for the 2001 team, which will be selectednext month.

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