Six USC T&F Athletes Named CoSIDA Academic All-District 8
Alyssa Brewer, Nathan Bultman, Anna Cockrell, George Gleason, Matthew Katnik and TeeTee Terry have been named to the 2020-21 Academic All-District 8 Men's and Women's Track & Field/Cross Country Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and announced today (July 15). The All-District teams recognize the nation's to student-athletes for their combined performances in the competitive realm and in the classroom.
Brewer, who maintains a 3.68 GPA in Health and Human Sciences, reached the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds in the women's 800m this season, posting a best time of 2:06.83. The USC junior also took second in the 800m at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet and placed 11th at the Pac-12 Championships in the event. She ranks seventh on USC's all-time women's outdoor 800m list with a time of 2:04.93 and is the school record-holder in the indoor 800m with a time of 2:05.68.
Bultman, a graduate student in Project Management with a 3.88 GPA won his second Pac-12 hammer throw title this season and advanced to the NCAA Championships in the event, placing 11th. He set his personal best of 239-10 (73.12m) in winning the Pac-12 title and that throw moved him into fourth on USC's all-time hammer throw list. Bultman's winning throw was the farthest by a Pac-12 champion since USC's Balazs Kiss threw 254-1 in 1996 to win his fourth consecutive title. Bultman ranked third in the country among collegians in the hammer throw and finished 18th at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials. Bultman also ranks second on USC's all-time indoor weight throw list with a mark of 73-7.50 (22.44m).
Cockrell, who earned a Master's in Public Policy, Certificate in Public Policy Advocacy (4.00 GPA), after earning undergraduate degree in Communication with a minor in Political Science (3.98 GPA), made the U.S. Olympic Team in the 400m hurdles with a school-record time of 53.70 to place third at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials on June 27. The 2021 Pac-12 Women's Track & Field Scholar Athlete of the Year originally set the USC record with a time of 54.68 to win the NCAA 400m hurdles title on June 12, the same day she captured the NCAA 100m hurdles title (12.58). Cockrell became just the second NCAA woman athlete to complete the 100m H-400m H sweep at the NCAA Meet (Queen Harrison, Va. Tech, 2010). Cockrell also swept the 100m and 400m hurdles titles at the Pac-12 Championships.
Gleason, a graduate student in Project Management with a 4.0 GPA, ran only the 2021 season for USC, but etched his name in the record books. Gleason had a time of 14:12.16 in the men's 5000m race which ranks third all-time by a Trojan and a time of 3:44.15 in the 1500m which ranks fifth on USC's all-time list. Gleason won the 1500m at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet to help lead USC to the team title and placed 13th in the event at the Pac-12 Championships.
Katnik, a graduate student in Entrepreneurship and Innovation with a 3.68 GPA, placed ninth in the men's shot put at the NCAA Championships and took second in the event at the Pac-12 Championships. Katnik set the USC shot put record with a mark of 68-1.50 (20.76m) to win the USC-UCLA Dual Meet shot put competition. Katnik also ranks third on USC's all-time indoor shot put list with a best throw of 64-9.75 (19.75m). Katnik placed 13th in the shot put at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials
Terry, a graduate student in Entrepreneurship and Innovation with a 3.83 GPA, placed second in the 100m with a wind-aided time of 10.79 (+2.2w) and fifth in the 200m with a time of 22.69 (+0.2) at the 2021 NCAA Track and Field Championships. Terry became USC's highest woman finisher in the 100m since 2002 and became a three-time All-American in the event. Terry also won the Pac-12 100m time with a Loker Stadium record, won the 200m and anchored the second-place 4x100m relay and earned Co-Women's Athlete of the Meet. She also was named the 2021 West Region Women's Track Athlete of the Year as she bettered her school record and ran the fourth-fastest women's 100m dash all-time of 10.89 (+1.3) in the NCAA quarterfinal at the West Preliminary Rounds in College Station, Texas on May 29. She set the E.B. Cushing Stadium record in the 100m and also in the 200m, running a personal-best of 20.54 (+0.1) to advance out of the West Prelims first in that event too. She now ranks first in the 100m and tied for fifth in the 200m on USC's all-time list. Terry finished 10th in the 100m with a time of 11.04 (+2.5w) at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and third-team Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in mid-August.
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