Jerz Named Second Team Academic All-American

June 8, 2004

TUCSON, Ariz. - University of Arizona track and field athlete Connie Jerz was named to the Academic All-America Team as a second team honoree. The College Sports Information Directors Association selects the teams.

Jerz is a senior pole vaulter for the Arizona women's track and field team. She transferred to the University of Arizona prior to her junior year from Long Beach State. Jerz made an immediate impact on the team, capping off the 2003 season with a runner-up performance at the 2003 NCAA Outdoor Championships.

The senior from Tucson, Ariz. graduated from Tucson High School. She is an outstanding student as she holds a 3.60 GPA with a major in Pre-Physiological Science. Jerz will complete her eligibility at the University of Arizona this week at the 2004 NCAA Outdoor Championships.

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