Cho Named Third Team CoSIDA Academic All-American
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State Track & Field former student-athlete Stephanie Cho was selected to the Third Team of the CoSIDA Academic All-America Women's Track & Field Team, as was announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Of the 46 total student-athletes selected to the Academic All-America Division I women's track & field team, 19 of those individuals posted a perfect 4.0 grade point average, and Cho is included within that prestigious group. A Kinesiology major, she also previously earned CoSIDA First Team All-District honors as well.
Stephanie a recent WSU graduate from Vancouver, B.C. Canada, capped off her career with the Cougars with one of the most impressive outdoor seasons that could be done. Cho finished the 2021 season having competed in 10 total meets throughout the year, and ultimately made her way to the NCAA Outdoor Championships (Eugene, Ore.) in the 400-meter hurdles. Stephanie saw plenty of success prior to the NCAA finals however, earning two overall victories in the 400m hurdles at the Hayward Premiere and the Oregon Relays, and totaling one win with her squad in the 4x400-meter relay at the UW v. WSU Dual.
She went on to posted top 10 finishes at both the Pac-12 Championships (sixth), and at the NCAA West Preliminary Round (10th). Stephanie qualified for the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 400m hurdles, advancing into the finals after running a 57.64 overall. Cho then finished her career in remarkable fashion, placing eighth overall in the finals and ran a 57.48, earning a First Team All-American selection as well. That time of 57.48 would see her climb the Washington State Track all-time ranks in the 400m hurdles to third best in the program's history.
Stephanie's WSU academic career is just as impressive, finishing her Kinesiology degree while maintaining a 4.0 grade point average. Cho is looking to return to Washington State also to begin work in the university's Kinesiology Master's program with an Exercise Physiology focus, thesis option. While attending Washington State she has done internship work with the Exercise Physiology & Performance Laboratory (EPPL) with Dr. Connolly as well.
The 2020-21 Academic All-District® Women's Track & Field / Cross Country Team, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances in the competition realm and in the classroom. The CoSIDA Academic All-America® program separately recognizes honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA. 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. The CoSIDA Academic All-District® teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into geographic districts across the United States and Canada.
For more information regarding the Academic All-America® program, visit https://academicallamerica.com/.