Gehring Named CoSIDA National Third Team Academic All-American

June 23, 2004

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington State's Tim Gehring was named to the 2004 CoSIDA Men's Track & Field/Cross Country Academic All-American National Third Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Gehring, a fifth-year senior from Kettle Falls, Wash., graduated Cum Laude in May 2003 with a degree in business administration/accounting and a 3.63 GPA. He earned All-America honors in the shot put at the 2004 NCAA Indoor Championships. This spring Gehring threw the fourth-best shot put mark in school history, a distance of 63-feet, 6 inches. Gehring took fifth place in both the shot put and hammer throw at 2004 Pac-10 Championships, and finished ninth in the shot put at the NCAA West Regional Meet.

Gehring has earned Pac-10 All-Academic first team honors the past three years. At the conclusion of classes last month, he was selected the Cougar Pride Academic Salute honoree and was one of three seniors to receive WSU's PROWL/Team Care Award. Gehring was named WSU's male Pac-10 Medal Winner, awarded to one senior for the greatest combination of performance and achievement in scholarship, athletics and leadership.

In order to be eligible for CoSIDA Academic All-American honors, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), must be a significant contributor to the team, and be in at least their second season at their current school. Forty-eight student-athletes from Division I schools around the country were honored with selections to the three national teams.

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