Senior Ilyssa Pettigrew (left) won the Ken Garland Invitational 5K at the University of North Texas Sept. 27, 2008. Her 18:18:5 finish was nearly 30 seconds faster than her nearest competitor. Read more.
Sophomore midfielder Lauren Shepherd shared Conference USA Player of the Week honors with Rice’s Shelley Wong after she scored the tying and winning goals in the women’s soccer team’s games against Colorado College (1-2) and UTEP (1-0). Read more.
Senior Kate Ackerson has been named Conference USA Golfer of the Week after finishing tied for fifth at the Badger Invitational in Wisconsin. Read more.
Head Women’s Tennis Coach Lauren Meisner has selected to serve a three-year term on the Southwest Regional Committee of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Read more.
Head Football Coach June Jones and Assistant Coach Jeff Reinebold were featured in the segment “Heart of a Warrior” on the Sept. 30, 2008 edition of ESPN’s news magazine program, “E:60.” The piece focused on Brian Kajiyama, who was born with cerebral palsy that confined him to a wheelchair and left him unable to speak, and the extraordinary relationship he developed with Jones and Reinebold. Read more.
Four members of the SMU track and field will compete at the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Championships through June 14 at Drake University Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. Silje Fjortoft (3,000m steeplechase), Andrea Kvetova (javelin), Christina Mueller (discus) and Ilyssa Pettigrew (800m) all qualified for the finals at NCAA Regionals earlier this month. Read more.
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Seven track and field athletes have qualified for the 2008 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Regional Championships, hosted by Nebraska May 30-31. The following Mustangs met the qualifying standards for their events:
- Gayla Cloud, first-year, 100m hurdles
- Silje Fjortoft, first-year, 3,000m steeplechase
- Lauren Kuhner, sophomore, hammer throw
- Andrea Kvetova, senior, javelin
- Christina Mueller, junior, discus
- Ilyssa Pettigrew (left), senior, 800m run
- Kylie Spurgeon, first-year, discus
Junior swimmer Jennifer Basel and junior golfer Kate Ackerson have been named to their 2008 CoSIDA Academic All-District teams by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Basel holds a 3.94 cumulative G.P.A. in mathematics and mechanical engineering. She helped the Mustangs to a 5-3 dual record and 12th consecutive conference championship this season with conference and pool records in the 400 IM and 200 breast.
Ackerson holds a 3.89 G.P.A. in business. She has won three career Conference USA Golfer of the Week awards and finished third at the 2007 C-USA Championships.