Track & Field Earns Slew of Academic Honors
June 21, 2002
The University of Arizona's men's and women's track and field teams had 17 athletes earn academic honors for the 2002 season. Nine men and eight women were honored at the conference level, with two women earning national recognition for their academic achievement. Six of these athletes were NCAA-qualifiers at the 2002 Outdoor Championships.
Sophomore Mark Anderson, senior Chad Martin and junior Mike Mortensen were named to the Pac-10 all-academic first team for their efforts, while senior Mike Kenyon earned second team honors. Chris Chappell, Peter Fabian, Kevin Opalka, Tom Prindiville and Matt Wagner were all given honorable mentions.
On the women's side, sophomore Beth Hoge and redshirt-freshman Amanda Underwood were named to the conference's first team. Seniors Jennifer Burris, Tara Chaplin, Cara Cline and Brianna Glenn were named to the second team. Honorable mentions were given to Kim Bates and Amy Linnen.
Chaplin and Glenn were also named to this year's Verizon Academic All-America University Division Women's Cross Country/Track and Field teams. Chaplin earned first team honors, while Glenn was named to the second team.
These 17 athletes uphold a long-standing tradition of strong academics in the UA track and field program under former head coach Dave Murray.