Angell Named to Capital One Academic All-America Team

June 22, 2011

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky women’s track and field senior Mary Angell has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Angell, a native of Byron Center, Mich., and double major of kinesiology and exercise science, was a first-team selection.

To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

While Angell excelled in the throws competitions, she also excelled in the classroom with a 3.80 G.P.A. Angell was the 2011 Southeastern Conference runner-up in the discus throw, and was Kentucky’s top scorer at the SEC Championships with 14 points. She placed third in the shot put at the SEC meet to qualify for the NCAA meet.

At the NCAA Championships meet, Angell finished 16th in the discus throw with a mark of 50.36m/165-02. Angell ended her senior season with career best marks in both the discus and shot put at the NCAA East Preliminary Round and at the SEC Championships, respectively. The senior will leave the University of Kentucky holding third place in both the shot put and discus throw on the school’s all-time rankings list.