Berscheid, Coombs, Davis, Deyo, Friese and Long all recognized for their academic and athletic achievements
Bonnie Berscheid, Michelle Coombs, Shene Davis, Krystal Deyo, Chelsi Friese and Shannon Long of the Eastern Washington University women's track and field team were honored Monday (July 13) on the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Women's Division I Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field All-Academic teams.
"We're excited about getting six athletes on the list," said head women's track and field coach Marcia Mecklenburg. "We could not have done it without the support of the academic coordinators and the rest of the coaching staff."
The USTFCCCA honors Division I individuals for their academic and athletic achievements during the indoor and outdoor track and field seasons.
To qualify for the All-Academic teams, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have met either the Division I Indoor automatic or provisional qualifying standard or the Division I Outdoor regional or national qualifying standard in their respective event.
Coombs (Hermiston, Ore.) ended her freshman season by finishing 25th with a throw of 142-6 in the javelin at the NCAA Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. She has a 3.26 GPA and is undecided on her major.
Senior Berschied (Priest River, Idaho) majored in management with a 3.87 GPA. She qualified for the Big Sky Conference Championships and NCAA West Regionals but was unable to participate in either due to an injury.
Long, Davis and Deyo were part of the women's 4x100 team that advanced to the finals at the West Regionals in Eugene, Ore. Deyo also finished 15th in the long jump.
Majoring in communication studies, Deyo (Castle Rock, Wash.) and Long (Richland, Wash.) have 3.44 and 3.38 GPAs, respectively. Davis has a 3.55 GPA in exercise science and is from Yakima, Wash.
Sophomore Friese has a 3.93 GPA. She has not declared a major and also advanced to the West Regionals, doing so in the pole vault.
Other Big Sky Schools mentioned were Montana State (four athletes), Weber State (four), Idaho State (three), Sacramento State (three) and Montana (two).
For the complete list of the All-Academic Team, Click Here.