Eight Track & Field Athletes Named to USTFCCCA All-Academic Teams

July 9, 2007

Eight Bruin men and women were named to the U.S. Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic team as all showed success in the classroom and on the track.

For the men's team, Chris Bencomo (pole vault), Henry Hagenbuch (distance) and Tracy Session (sprints/hurdles) were honored.

The women's team had five individuals honored - Reigning indoor and outdoor NCAA champion in the long jump Rhonda Watkins, All-American Ashley Caldwell (distance), All-American Allie Bohannon (distances), All-American Jacqueline Nguyen (pole vault) and Claire Rethmeier (distances).

The criteria for the All-Academic team were:
1. Must have 3.0 or higher and completed one full academic year at the institution.2. Must have achieved the regional qualifying standard (or provisional/automatic mark) in their respective events.

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