Lambie Named University Division Academic All-American Of The Year
June 26, 2007
Stanford's Arianna Lambie has been selected as the University Division Academic All-American Track & Field/Cross Country Athlete of the Year, in addition to be selected as a First-Team Academic All-American, announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Lambie is one of the top distance runners in the United States, and an eleven-time All-American. She became the first woman to capture the 1500 and 5000 meter titles at the Pac-10 Championships, before taking third place in the 1500 meters at the 2007 NCAA Outdoor Championships and earning All-American honors. For her efforts during the season, she was named the 2007 NCAA Division I West District Track Athlete of the Year. Lambie earned two All-American honors during the NCAA Indoor Championships, finishing as the runner-up in the 5000 meters, while also taking third place in the 3000 meters. She is an American record-holder as a member of the championship 4x1500 meter relay team at the 2006 Penn Relays. Lambie was selected as a 2006 USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team member, and was named a 2005, '06, '07 Pac-10 All-Academic track & field selection. She was also named the 2006 Pac-10 Cross Country Athlete of the Year after leading Stanford to its 11th consecutive conference title, while defending her individual championship in the event. Lambie won her second consecutive West Regional championship and led the team to its second consecutive NCAA Cross Country Championship with her fourth-place finish.
To be nominated, the student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for his/her career. The College Sports Information Directors of America selects Academic All-America teams in 12 programs: football, women's volleyball, men's soccer, women's soccer, men's basketball, women's basketball, baseball, softball, men's track & field/cross country, women's track & field/cross country, men's at-large and women's at-large.