NEW ORLEANS – Two-time NCAA champion and recent Linfield graduate Catherine Street has been honored as the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Women’s Indoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year, with two teammates joining her on the organization’s all-academic squad.
Street captured both the indoor and outdoor national pole vault titles at the NCAA Division III Championships, and also claimed her fourth consecutive Northwest Conference crown. During her run, she set the all-time divisional national indoor record (13-9.25) and briefly held the Division III all-time outdoor record (13-9.75).
All of these accomplishments came on top of regularly working 12-hour shifts at a local hospital as Street wrapped up a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
Fellow pole vaulter and classmate Misty Corwin along with sophomore thrower Anna LaBeaume (Jr., Sequim, Wash.) were also honored with their selections to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team.
Corwin earned All-American honors for the second time in her career, placing eighth at the outdoor championships, and graduated this past spring with a nursing degree. LaBeaume, who holds top-five marks in the Linfield record books for the shot put, discus and hammer throw, is also a triple threat in the classroom, studying English, creative writing and communications.
As a squad, the Linfield women registered a cumulative GPA of 3.47 to earn all-academic team recognition. The Wildcat men achieved all-academic consideration with a cumulative grade point average of 3.12.
To qualify for all-academic status, student-athletes must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.30 and have either competed in the indoor or outdoor national championships or have finished the regular season ranked in the top 35 in their individual event. Teams must have registered a cumulative grade point average of 3.10 or higher.
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