July 26, 2013
DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis standouts Alycia Cridebring, Kellie Grigg, Sarah Sumpter and Lauren Wallace have each earned United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic honors after complementing outstanding 2013 track seasons with achievement in the classroom.
The Aggie quartet are among more than 700 outstanding women from 187 schools to receive USTFCCCA All-Academic honors. Student-athletes must have achieved at least a 3.25 GPA, been ranked among the top 96 individuals or top 48 relays in their respective events during the indoor season, or participated either at the NCAA Prelim Meet or NCAA Championship Meet during the outdoor season.
Cridebring, a senior-to-be from Pleasant Hill, is majoring in environmental science and management and is being honored by the USTFCCA for third consecutive year for track and field to go with a similar honor from the organization for the 2012 cross country season. The Big West Conference record-holder in the 5,000-meter run (15:49.05) advanced to the NCAA Prelim Meet in the event after also receiving multiple Track Athlete of the Week honors from the conference this spring.
Grigg completed her junior season this spring, moving on to the postseason in the 400 hurdles after finishing second at the conference championships. The Alamedia native majoring in managerial economics is ranked third on the Aggies' all-time list in the 400 hurdles (59.20) and is also in the top 10 for the 100 hurdles.
Sumpter, who completed her senior track season and will finish her collegiate career in cross country this fall, is majoring in psychology and is from Cloverdale. She won the 10,000 at the Big West Championships for the second consecutive year and also set the school record (33:18.51) in the event this spring. Sumpter, the 2012 Big West Women's Track Athlete of the Year, was also named USTFCCCA All-Academic after last cross country season.
Wallace, a senior from Ukiah, earned All-America first-team honors in the 800 after an impressive track season which saw her set a school record (2:02.91), win a conference title and advance all the way to the national final. The senior was also part of the Aggies' Big West-winning 4x400 relay.
Dartmouth junior Abbey D'Agostino was named the 2013 USTFCCCA Outdoor Track Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive season while also receiving the same honor for the indoor track season.