Stevens Named USTFCCCA National Indoor Scholar-Athlete of the Year

July 9, 2007

TEMPE, Ariz. - Thirteen members of the Arizona State University track and field program have been selected to the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team, the Association announced last week. One of the honorees, Sarah Stevens, also was selected as the 2007 USTFCCCA National Indoor Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

The 13 selections is a program record surpassing the 12 honorees in 2006. For the second year in a row, one Sun Devil woman earned an individual academic honor from the USTFCCCA as well with Victoria Jackson garnering the 2006 USTFCCCA National Outdoor Scholar-Athlete of the Year honor to go along with Stevens' honor in 2007.

For the women, Brooke Bennett, Becky Holley, Ali Kielty, Jenna Kingma, April Kubishta, Anna Masinelli, Corey Randall, Lissa Regets, Angela Spadafino and Stevens all earned a selection to the All-Academic team while the men saw Jason Lewis, Andrew Smith and Ryan Whiting garner awards as well. Bennett, Holley, Kingma, Kubishta, Randall and Stevens all earned the national honor for the second season in a row.

Student-athletes are eligible for the national academic honor if they carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 or higher and obtained either an NCAA automatic or provisional qualifying mark for the 2007 NCAA Indoor Championships or a regional qualifying mark during the 2007 outdoor season.

All told, 233 men from 88 different colleges and universities comprised the Division I Men's All-Academic Team while 415 women representing 117 Division I colleges and universities made up the Division I Women's All-Academic Team this year.

2007 USTFCCCA All-Academic Honorees
Men: Jason Lewis, Andrew Smith & Ryan Whiting
Women: Brooke Bennett, Becky Holley, Ali Kielty, Jenna Kingma, April Kubishta, Anna Masinelli, Corey Randall, Lissa Regets, Angela Spadafino and Sarah Stevens

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