Aug. 6, 2008
NEW ORLEANS, La. - The Alabama women's track and field team were named to the USTFCCCA women's 2008 Division I All-Academic Track and Field team as announced today. A total of 117 Division 1 programs were recognized as 2008 USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Teams.
To be nominated, the team must carry a minimum 3.00 team cumulative grade-point average. Alabama carried a 3.09 overall grade-point average.
Nicole Okolo and Betty Rotich also earned accolades by being named to the USTFCCCA women's 2008 Division I All-Academic Track and Field team. A record total of 468 student-athletes representing 140 Division I institutions made up the women's 2008 All-Academic team.
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 USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have met either the NCAA Division I Indoor automatic or provisional qualifying standard or the NCAA Division I Outdoor regional or national qualifying standard in their respective event.
Freshman Nicole Okolo made the All-Mideast Region Team as part of the sixth place 4x100 meter relay team that ran 45.65.
Junior Betty Rotich earned All-SEC honors, placing second in the 5,000 meter race at the SEC Indoor Championships running the second fastest time in school history. Rotich also placed second in the 10,000 meter race at the SEC Outdoor Championships earning her second All-SEC accolade.