Distance Runner Joe Hall Named First Team Academic All-District VII

May 22, 2001

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

University of Wyoming senior distancerunner Joe Hall has been named a Verizon First Team AcademicAll-District VII selection, as chosen by the College Sports InformationDirectors of America (CoSIDA). Two Cowgirl track and field members,junior Adelaide Harper and senior Davina Strauss, were named to thewomen's Second Team squad.

Hall, a native of Buffalo, Wyo., is a provisional qualifier for the2001 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 10,000-meterrun. Hall competed at the 2000 NCAA Cross Country Championships wherehe finished 112th out of 255 participants. He ranks second all-time inWyoming history in the outdoor 3000-meter run, third in the indoor5000-meter run and fourth in the 10,000-meter run. Hall, who was namedto the District VII First Team in 2000 as well, was named the WyomingEngineering Society Student Engineer of the Year for the 2000-01academic year. He was also named 2000 Academic All-Mountain WestConference and earned Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athlete honorsduring his career at UW. Hall, who has a 3.94 g.p.a. in architecturalengineering, has been awarded an NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship.

Harper and Strauss were both named to the women's Verizon District VIISecond Team. There were ten First Team selections and ten Second Teamselections.

Harper, who is from Kingston, Jamaica, is one of top sprinters on theCowgirl team. She set a new UW school record in the indoor 200-meterdash this past indoor season with a time of 24.31. She also standssecond all-time in the 60-meter dash (7.58), the 100-meter dash (11.81)and in the outdoor 200-meter dash (23.92). Harper has a 3.77 g.p.a. andis studying pharmacy.

Strauss is the top long jumper on the Cowgirl squad. A native ofSydney, Australia, Strauss stands in fourth in the Wyoming record booksin the long jump with a mark of 19-2 1/2. She placed third in the longjump at the 2001 Mountain West Conference Indoor Track and FieldChampionships, earning All-Conference honors. Strauss, who has a 3.70g.p.a. in exercise and sport science, earned Mountain West ConferenceScholar-Athlete honors in 2000 and was also a 2000 AcademicAll-Conference selection.