Thursday, June 03, 2004
University of Alabama sophomore Beth Mallory has been named CoSIDA Academic All-District IV Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country Team in the University division.
The All-American thrower was one of 10 athletes named to the second team. The District IV team is compiled from NCAA Division I women’s track & field and cross country teams from Alabama, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.
“Obviously we’re very proud of what Beth has accomplished as both a student and an athlete,” head coach Sandy Fowler said. “She has done a tremendous job representing The University of Alabama and there is no doubt that her best is still to come.”
Mallory carries a 3.66 grade point average in physical education and earned Academic All-SEC honors as a freshman. She also earned All-American honors in the discus as a freshman and has set two school records already this season. She is set to compete in the hammer and discus at the upcoming NCAA Outdoor Championships.
During the indoor season, she set the school mark in the weight throw by more than a foot. Outdoors, she shattered the Tide hammer record, posting a throw of 198 feet and six inches at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships, putting her seven feet better than second place on the Tide’s all-time list.
Also this season, Mallory won the Southeastern Conference discus championship, becoming the first Tide thrower to win the league discus title and the first field event athlete to win a conference championship since Safiya Ingram won the shot put at the 2000 Indoor championships.
To be nominated for the Academic All-America team, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore starter or significant reserve on her team with a 3.20 cumulative grade point average.