Hoosiers Awarded School-Record 12 All-America Certificates
March 16, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Monday, March 15, the 366 student-athletes that will receive USTFCCCA All-America honors in Division I. Ten Hoosiers were included in the list, earning a combined 12 awards. Highlighting the list for Indiana was NCAA high jump champion Derek Drouin as well as junior Faith Sherrill and redshirt freshman Andy Bayer, who both earned two All-America certificates.
The 12 combined All-Americans mark the most ever in one season by the Indiana track and field program. Hoosiers earning All-America honors were Drouin in the high jump, Bayer in the 3,000m and distance medley relay (D.M.R.), senior Jeff Coover in the pole vault, senior Molly Beckwith in the 800m, Sherrill in the weight throw and shot put, senior Ashley Rhoades in the high jump, junior De'Sean Turner in the D.M.R., sophomores Kind Butler and Daniel Stockberger in the D.M.R., and redshirt sophomore Andrew Poore in the 3,000m.
Indiana director and head coach Ron Helmer said his team performed very well on the national stage, which bodes well for the future.
"It is very promising to see our student-athletes perform well at the NCAA Championships, especially with that group including seven underclassmen," said Helmer. "We need to take the experience of competing on that level and build on it."
The Indiana men scored 25 points for sixth place at the national meet, the best finish and score since 2005. The point total is tied for the third-most ever for the Hoosiers at the indoor championships. Drouin is IU's first NCAA Champion since Aarik Wilson won the long jump and triple jump titles at the 2005 indoor championships.
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