NEW ORLEANS, La. - Trevor Halsted, Erika Barr, Christine Hoffmann and Emma Redick are each standouts for the UC Davis men’s and women’s track and field teams and Thursday added another academic honor with their selection to the USTFCCCA All-Academic team, it was announced by the organization.
The quartet was honored last month on the Big West All-Academic team as well. This week’s honor from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association came from each of them compiling at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA and participating in any round of the NCAA Div. I Championships, including the preliminaries.
Halsted was a distance standout for UC Davis throughout his Aggie cross country and track careers, capping his tenure this past spring when he captured the 10,000-meter title at the Big West Championships. He won multiple Capital One Academic All-American honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America, was a Big West Scholar-Athlete of the Year winner for UC Davis in 2012 and is ranked highly on several top-10 track lists for the program.
Halsted, who will be pursuing graduate studies at Stanford this fall, was the 2016 William P. Lindley Award winner as UC Davis’ outstanding scholar-athlete and earned the prestigious M.S. Ghausi Medal as the outstanding graduating senior from the university’s College of Engineering. He majored in mechanical engineering at UC Davis.
Barr majored in exercise biology while excelling on the track and cross country programs. Along with Hoffmann and Redick, Barr was integral in the Aggies capturing their fourth Big West track championship in the past five years after winning her second consecutive conference steeplechase title. She qualified for the NCAA Finals at Oregon where she posted a career-best time of 10:01.60 in the semifinals to improve on her No. 2 all-time standing at UC Davis.
Barr went on to earn All-America second-team honors after becoming the first steeplechaser in school history to qualify for the national final, where she placed 11th.
Hoffmann was another standout distance runner for the Aggies, particularly in the 10,000. The senior civil engineering major was second in the grueling event at this year’s Big West Championships after capturing the banner as a junior in 2015. She advanced to the NCAA West Prelim Meet at the University of Kansas where she was 18th. Hoffman is ranked fourth in the 10k all-time at UC Davis and fifth in the 5,000.
Redick is entering her junior year and majoring in international relations while already making her mark as a hurdler. She is ranked third all-time in the event after going 59.17 at Cal’s Brutus Hamilton Invitational in 2015, is a two-time All-Big West performer in the 400 hurdles and helped clinch this year’s women’s title by running the third leg on the championship 4x400 relay.