Whitney Evans Earns Verizon/CoSIDA National Academic All-America

June 20, 2001

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington State University's Whitney Evans has been selected to the 2000-2001 Verizon Women's Spring At-Large Academic All-American Third Team.

Evans is a redshirt sophomore from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, who has earned four All-American certificates for the high jump and heptathlon. Evans placed third in the women's high jump at the 2001 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a clearance of 1.84m/6-feet, 1/2 inch, second on WSU all-time standings. She is the 2001 Pacific-10 high jump champion and finished second in the Pac-10 heptathlon.

Evans is a finance major in the business department at WSU and carries a 3.99 GPA.

The Verizon Academic All-America teams include 45 student-athletes distributed among first, second and third teams. To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must carry a GPA of 3.2 or higher, be in at least the second year of participation at the school, and be an important squad member. The sports in the Women's Spring At-Large category include golf, tennis, rowing, indoor/outdoor track and field, and lacrosse. Members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) nominate and vote at the district level, with eight districts encompassing the United States and Canada. Only the top ten student-athletes in each district receive consideration for the national ballot.

This summer, Evans is competing in the high jump in her native Canada, trying to earn a spot on the Canadian national team for the IAAF World Outdoor Championships, Aug. 3-12, at Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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