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

July 20, 2007

NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Washington State University women's track and field team was among the 97 Division I 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 its academic and athletic accomplishments during the 2007 indoor and outdoor track seasons.

The WSU women's team posted a 3.360 cumulative grade point average for spring 2007 which was the 16th-highest GPA among all qualified teams. The University of Arkansas Little Rock had the top women's Div. I team GPA of 3.610.

Additionally, six Cougar women student-athletes earned USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honors for their academic and athletic accomplishments during the 2007 seasons: steeplechase competitors Kayle Peterson (Port Orchard, Wash.), Meghan Leonard (Newberg, Ore.) and Sara Trané (Pixbo, Sweden), hurdler Lorraine King (Fontana, Calif.), triple jumper Kaylee Gardner (Bellingham, Wash.), 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

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