July 6, 2007
Five Bearcats Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors
NEW ORLEANS - Five Northwest Missouri State track and field athletes earned All-Academic honors, announced today by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The men placed senior Eric Isley (Plesantville, Iowa) and junior Courtland Ingram (Hannibal, Mo.), while sophomore Audrey Bailey (Lathrop, Mo.), junior Hannah Henry (Lenexa, Kan.) and sophomore Tierney Eaton (Grant City, Mo.) earned honors on the women's squad.
Isley earned CoSIDA Academic All-District Second Team honors and is a four time MIAA 800-meter run champion, setting the indoor championships record in 2006. He finished fourth at the 2007 NCAA Indoor Championships with 1:51.15 and sixth at the 2007 outdoor championships, clocking 1:56.44, earning All-America honors in each instance. He is a two-time MIAA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll recipient and has placed on the Northwest Honor Roll seven times, including three times on the President's Honor Roll with a 4.0 semester grade-point average.
A MIAA champion in the decathlon, Ingram posted 6,727 points at the MIAA championships for the third-highest mark in Northwest history. He earned All-America honors in the event at the 2007 national championships, tying for eight with 6,529. He is a three-time All-MIAA performer in the decathlon, and also earned All-MIAA honors in the pole vault in the 2007 indoor and outdoor seasons. He placed on the Northwest honor roll seven times, and was named to the Academic All-MIAA squad in 2006 and 2007.
Bailey was the lone MIAA champion for the Bearcat women in 2007, winning the 400-meter hurdles in 1:02.75. She earned All-MIAA honors in the indoor 400-meter dash and 4x440-yard relay, and outdoor 4x400-meter relay on top of her 400-meter hurdles title. Her 4x400-meter team clocked 3:54.81 at the MIAA outdoor championships, besting the school record previously set in 1986. She is a two-time MIAA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll recipient and placed on the Northwest honor roll four times, including named to the President's honor roll three times.
Henry earned All-MIAA honors in both hurdles events at the 2007 MIAA outdoor championships and in the 60-meter hurdles at the conference indoor meet. She was also a member of the 4x400-meter relay squad that set the school record at the conference championships. Her time of 14.57 seconds set at the Kansas Relays is the third-best time in school history. She has been named to the MIAA Commissioner's Academic honor roll twice
Eaton was named to the Academic All-MIAA team in for the second time in 2007. She placed fourth in the high jump at the outdoor MIAA championships and runner-up at the indoor championships. Her mark of 5-6 at the conference indoor championships was enough to meet the NCAA indoor provisional qualifying mark. She has four Northwest honor roll accolades in all four semesters of attendance and has been named to the MIAA Commissioner's Academic honor roll the past two seasons.
To qualify for USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, an athlete must have a 3.25 cumulative grade-point average and obtain a NCAA qualifying mark in either the indoor or outdoor seasons. The USTFCCCA honored 180 women from 57 Division II schools while 106 men earned honors from 38 Division II schools.
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