March 15, 2000
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Shane Rasby, a junior on theUniversity of Wyoming track and field team, was named a second-teamAll-American by Successful Farming magazine.
Rasby, a native of Sutherland, Neb., was one of ten student-athleteswho made the first or second team. There were also six honorablemention selections.
On the Wyoming team, Rasby is a major contributor in a number ofdifferent areas. He is the Cowboys' best pentathlete and decathlete.He placed seventh at the Mountain West Conference Indoor Championshipsin the pentathlon and will be a contender at the outdoor championshipsin the decathlon. Rasby also scored team points for Wyoming in the longjump with a fourth-place finish. Rasby also competes in the shorthurdles and short sprints, where he is one of the top performers for UW.
The All-American Farm Team is a scholastic program sponsored by DodgeTruck and Successful Farming magazine, honoring outstanding collegiateathletes who call a farm or ranch home. This, the third part of theprogram, honors outstanding men and women athletes from the sports ofsoftball, baseball and men's and women's track and field. Similar teamsare selected from the sports of football, volleyball, basketball andwrestling.
Selections to all these teams are made by a panel of judges comprisedof sports writers and broadcasters, college coaches and sportsinformation directors. All athletes named to the program's first-teamreceive a $500 scholarship donated in their name to the college theyattend. In addition, team captains receive a $750 scholarship. And allathletes and their parents receive a plaque honoring their selection tothe team.