USC Track And Field Lands 16 Student-Athletes On Pac-10 All-Academic Team

June 5, 2007

LOS ANGELES - The USC track and field team had 16 student-athletes selected to the Pac-10 Conference Men's and Women's Track and Field All-Academic Team highlighted by Lindsay Oman's first-team selection, it was announced yesterday (June 4) by Commissioner Tom Hansen. To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimun 3.0 grade-point average and be either a starter or significant contributor.

The senior Oman had a 3.77 GPA in Communications, Journalism and Related Programs at USC. After sitting out the 2006 track and field season to study in Europe, Oman returned in 2007 and placed herself in the USC record books with the eighth-highest heptathlon point total of 4,891 on April 12 when she placed third at the California Invitational Heptathlon.

The Trojan women had no second-team selections but had five athletes named honorable mention: sophomore Melissa Margulies, senior Michelle Sanford, sophomore Kenisha Strong and senior Alexandrea Williams.

Being selected to the Men's Pac-10 All-Academic second team were jumpers Philip Allen (Jr.; 3.61 in Visual and Performing Arts) and Kevin Deiter (RS Fr.; 3.65 in Marketing), hurdler Sheldon Evans (RS So.; 3.59 in Social Science and History) and hammer thrower Jekabs Sliede (Jr; 3.53 in Business Management, Marketing and Related Support).

Honorable mention selections for the men's academic team were: senior Inman Breaux, sophomore Brandon Estrada, sophomore Andrew Gausepohl, senior Chris Huddleston, sophomore Matthew Palmer and sophomore Aven Wright.

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