Nine Women's Track Field Athletes Honored As Academic All-America
Aug. 5, 2008
New Orleans, LA- The Stanford women's track and field team was honored on Tuesday as Academic All-American by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Association. In addition nine members of the squad were named individually as Academic All-America.
Lindsay Allen, Alicia Follmar, Jaynie Goodbody, Katie Harrington, Arianna Lambie, Griffin Matthew, Teresa McWalters, Kate Niehaus, and Lauren Stewart were named Academic All-America after their outstanding efforts both on the track and in the classroom during 2008. These women were instrumental in leading Stanford to a fifth place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships and a sixth place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Allen, Lambie, and McWalters each were named Academic All-America after a season where they were All-Americans on the track. Lambie earned a pair of honors indoors in the 3,000 meters and as a member of the distance medley relay team. Allen (3,000-meter steeplechase) and McWalters (5,000 meters) earned their honors during the outdoor season.
The Stanford women's team was honored after achieving a cumulative team GPA of 3.415, which was the 13th highest in the nation.
The USTFCCCA honors Division I individuals for their academic and athletic achievements during the indoor and outdoor track and field seasons. A record total of 468 student-athletes representing 140 Division I institutions composed the women's 2008 All-Academic team.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have met either the NCAA Division I Indoor automatic or provisional qualifying standard or the NCAA Division I Outdoor regional or national qualifying standard in their respective event.
The men's Academic All-America teams will be announced Wednesday by the USTFCCCA.