McCullough Garners UAA Athlete of the Week Honors
After recording NCAA provisional qualifying times in two events
at the Western Carolina Invitational last Friday, Emory University
junior Jasmine McCullough was named the University
Athletic Association’s (UAA) Athlete of the Week for
women’s track and field.
McCullough’s time of 14.70 in the 100-meter hurdles was good for a third-place finish, and .29 seconds better than the NCAA provisional qualifying time. The mark was a personal record for the junior, and the seventh-fastest time in the program’s history. Her time in the event ranks as the second-fastest by a UAA competitor this season, and is tied for seventh among all NCAA Division III runners this season.
McCullough also ran the leadoff leg in the Eagles’ 4x100-meter relay team, which finished second in the event with a time of 47.91 seconds, the seventh-best time in school history and .74 seconds better than the NCAA’s provisional qualifying mark. The time ranks as the fourth-fastest by an NCAA Division III program this season, and the best among UAA schools.
This was the first UAA Athlete of the Week honor of McCullough’s career. The junior will look to continue to build upon her success this coming weekend, as the Eagles will host the 2011 UAA Outdoor Championships at the Woodruff P.E. Center on Friday and Saturday.
The following members of the Emory Track & Field team have earned UAA Athlete of the Week honors this year:
December 6th – Nelson Nwannunu
January 24th – Lauren Attiah
February 14th – Tony Lombardo
February 21st – Mike Moserowitz
March 21st – Tess Gallegos, Ben Euwer
March 28th – Tony Lombardo
April 11th – Ian Francis
April 18th – Jasmine McCullough