Jackson Selected as USTFCCCA Female Scholar Athlete of the Year

July 12, 2006

TEMPE, Ariz. - The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Wednesday that Victoria Jackson, a member of the Arizona State University track and field program, has been selected as the 2006 USTFCCCA Division I Female Scholar Athlete of the Year for the outdoor track and field season. The senior recently completed her final season of collegiate competition while holding a 3.90 GPA as she works toward her doctorate in history.

A two-year member of the Sun Devil program, Jackson posted her best season during the 2005 cross country and 2006 track and field seasons. After helping the women to their first trophy finish (fourth place) at the 2005 NCAA Cross Country Championships, Jackson headed indoors where she earned All-America honors in the 5,000m run and scored for the women as the team finished third in the national standings.

Outdoors, however, Jackson was more impressive as she won the 5,000m run at the Pac-10 Championships after finishing second in the 10,000m run the day before. Her 18 points were the second-most on the team at the meet and helped the women capture the 2006 Pac-10 Championships, their first conference crown. In her final collegiate meet, Jackson cruised to her first national title in the 10,000m run while her 10 points earned helped the women finish fourth in the nation and collect their third trophy of the year.

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