WSU's Women's Track Team Honored by USTFCCCA for Academics

July 12, 2006

METAIRIE, La. -- Washington State University was among the 75 Division I women's track and field teams who had a cumulative grade-point averages of 3.0 or higher and were honored by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for their academic and athletic accomplishments during the 2006 indoor and outdoor track seasons.

The WSU team posted a 3.19 cumulative grade point average for spring 2006. Stanford had the top Div. I team GPA of 3.231.

Additionally, five Cougar women student-athletes earned USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honors for their academic and athletic accomplishments during the 2006 seasons: pole vaulters Tamara Diles (Bellevue, Wash.) and Tiffany Maskulinski (Elma, NY), high jumper McKinnon Hanson (La Push, Wash.), distance runner Haley Paul (Phoenix, Ariz.), and thrower Jessica Zita (Echo, Ore.). To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team, an athlete must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher and must have met the NCAA Division I regional or national qualifying standard in her event.

For a complete list of the teams and individuals honored, go to www.ustfccca.org.

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