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Capital One Academic All-America® Team

Selected by CoSIDA
FOR RELEASE Thursday, June 23, 2011 – 10 a.m. (EDT)


TOWSON, Md. – Sophomore Jordan Hasay of the University of Oregon and graduate student Shannon Gagne of the University of New Haven lead the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America® Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country Teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Hasay and Gagne have been chosen as the winners of the Academic All-America® of the Year award in the University and College Divisions, respectively.

A Human Physiology major with a 3.96 G.P.A., Hasay is the first sophomore ever to be named as the Capital One Academic All-America® of the Year in any sport.

She won two NCAA indoor championships this year while leading Oregon to its second consecutive national championship. At the NCAA Indoor Meet, the Arroyo Grande, Cal. native posted first place finishes in the one-mile run and the 3,000-meter run.

The Pacific-10 Conference cross country champion in the Fall, she captured third place at the NCAA Cross Country Championship Meet.

Named as the USTFCCCA National Indoor Track Athlete of the Year, she won three Pacific-10 championships this year. In addition to the Pac-10 cross country title, she captured titles in the 1500-meter and the 5,000-meter runs.

At the NCAA Outdoor Meet, she earned first team All-American honors in the 1500-meter run and the 5000-meter run, helping Oregon finish as national runners-up.

A graduate student who is pursuing her Master’s degree in National Security, Gagne has a 3.95 graduate G.P.A. Honored as the USTFCCCA Division II Women’s Indoor and Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year, she graduated from the University of New Haven with a degree in Criminal Justice and a 3.93 G.P.A.

Honored as the Northeast-10 Conference Woman of the Year, she was also named as the Northeast-10 Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. A six-time All-American, she led New Haven to a fourth place finish at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track Championship and a ninth place showing at the Division II Outdoor Track Meet.

In 2011, she won five individual national championships. At the NCAA indoor meet, she won titles in the 200-meter run, the 400-meter run and the long jump. At the NCAA outdoor meet, she finished first in the 200-meter run and the 400-meter run. Her five national championships make her one of just three student-athletes at the Division II level to ever accomplish the feat in one year.

At the 2011 Northeast-10 Conference outdoor track championships, Gagne won four titles as she led New Haven to a second place finish.

A native of Meriden, Conn., Gagne was UNH’s Hatfield Scholar Recipient, which is awarded for competitive scholarship for honors students only. She is the head volunteer for the school's legal society and volunteers at the West Haven Community House, serving as a student mentor.

Hasay is joined on the Capital One Academic All-America® University Division Women’s Track & Cross Country first team by two repeat selections, seniors Whitney Carlson of North Dakota State and Kimberly Williams of Florida State.

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A second team pick in 2010, senior Ashley Cattran of Dayton was named to the first team. A pair of third team honorees last year, seniors Kelly Phillips of Virginia Tech and Natalie Willer of Nebraska, was also named to the first team this year.

Seniors Mary Angell of Kentucky, Olivia Johnson of Marquette, Nora Mehl of UAB, Sofie Persson of Mississippi and Sheila Reid of Villanova also earned first team honors. Graduate students Vera Neuenswander of Indiana and Kate Niehaus of Stanford join juniors Tara Diebold of Arkansas and Chanelle Price of Tennessee to complete the Capital One Academic All-America® University Division Women’s Track & Cross Country first team.

A Zoology major with a 4.00 G.P.A., Carlson earned third team Academic All-America® honors as a sophomore and was named to the first team the last two years. A first team All-American after finishing fifth in the heptathlon at the NCAA Outdoor Meet, she won 15 Summit League titles in her career at North Dakota State. The winner of the NCAA Elite 88 Award, she is also the recipient of an NCAA post-graduate scholarship. A native of Buchanan, N.D., she was the Summit League Indoor Athlete of the Year twice and won the Outdoor award once. She will attend dental school at the University of Nebraska.

The most decorated women’s track and field performer in Florida State history, Williams is a Business Administration major with a 3.50 G.P.A. The top collegiate jumper in the country, she was the NCAA Indoor champion in the triple jump. A native of Kingston, Jamaica, Williams finished her career with 12 Atlantic Coast Conference titles. The first female in ACC history to win four straight indoor and outdoor triple jump titles, she is a five-time NCAA champion and a nine-time All-American. She was named as the ACC Track Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second time.

A Pre-Med major with a 3.98 G.P.A., Cattran was named as the Atlantic 10 Conference Track Student-Athlete of the Year twice for Dayton. A member of the Atlantic 10 champion indoor distance medley relay team, Cattran finished ninth in the 1500-meter run at the Atlantic 10 Meet. An All-Atlantic 10 selection, the Centerville, Ohio native helped the Flyers finish second in the A-10 Outdoor Championship Meet.

The pole vault record holder at Virginia Tech, Phillips is a Biology major with a 4.00 G.P.A. The winner of the Elite 88 award at the NCAA Meet, she was the two-time Atlantic Coast Conference indoor pole vault champion. She is the recipient of the ACC’s Weaver-James-Corrigan graduate scholarship. The co-president of the Student Athlete Advisory Council, the Blacksburg, Va. native was an All-American in the indoor season.

A Biological Sciences and Philosophy major with a 3.92 G.P.A., Willer owns the indoor and outdoor pole vaulting records at Nebraska. A four-time Big 12 Conference champion in the pole vault, she earned All-American honors three times in her career. She helped Nebraska win the 2011 Big 12 Conference indoor track title. A two-year captain of the Cornhuskers, the Elkhorn, Neb. native was also the USA and Pan-Am pole vaulting champion in 2009.

The 2011 Southeastern Conference runner-up in the discus throw, Angell has a double major of Kinesiology and Exercise Science with a 3.80 G.P.A. A native of Byron Center, Mich., she was Kentucky’s top scorer at the SEC Championship with 14 points. She placed third in the shot put at the SEC Meet to qualify for the NCAA Meet. She finished her career ranked third on UK’s all-time list of discus and shot put leaders.

An Accounting major with a 4.00 G.P.A., Johnson was the captain of the Marquette cross country squad. As a senior, she was Marquette’s top finisher in every race. A native of Milford, Iowa, she also competed in the 1500-meter run. A three-time BIG EAST All-Academic selection, she was the winner of the 2011 Delta Sigma Pi Golden Key Award. She is also a member of Beta Gamma Sigma.

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