Hoosier Women Named USTFCCCA All-Academic Team, Five Earn Individual Honor
July 14, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Five Indiana women's track and field student-athletes were named to the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic team, announced the association on July 13. Additionally, the Hoosier women's team earned the USTFCCCA's All-Academic Team distinction.
Stacey Clausing, who qualified for the 2006 Mideast Regional in the 400m, earned a spot on the all-academic team. Clausing is a dietetics major.
Jessica Gall, who took 11th in the 10,000m at the 2006 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, garnered USTFCCCA All-Academic honors. Gall is a political science major.
Lindsay Hattendorf, a health education major, was named to the all-academic list as well. Hattendorf took 12th place in the 5,000m at the Mideast Regional this season.
Larra Overton, who finished in 15th place at the NCAA Championships in the 1,500m, picked up USTFCCCA All-Academic accolades. Overton was a sport management major.
Kelly Siefker, an exercise science major, earned All-America honors in the 3,000m steeplechase honors at the 2006 NCAA Outdoor Championships. After snapping the school record in the prelims, Siefker finished in ninth in the finals with a time of 10:11.73.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team, an athlete must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher and must have met the NCAA Division I regional or national qualifying standard in her event. Teams with a 3.0 GPA or higher earned the association's all-academic team distinction. Indiana is one of 75 teams to earn honor.
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