NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Four Yale student-athletes were named to the 2010 Division I All-Academic Track & Field team, announced by the USTFCCCA Wednesday. Yale's honorees were Alexandra Cadicamo '10 (Shrub Oak, N.Y.), Claudia Duncan '10 (Harlingen, Texas), rising senior Kate Grace (Los Angeles, Calif.) and rising junior Anne Lovelace (Boise, Idaho).
Cadicamo, an NCAA Regional qualifier in the 5,000 outdoors, received her degree in economics and political science this spring. She was All-East in the 3,000 indoors and the 5,000 outdoors. Her time of 16:44.02 in the 5,000 at the 2010 outdoor ECAC Championships places her on Yale's all-time top 10 list. She shaved 15 seconds off her PR to finish third in the 3,000 (9:33.12) at the 2010 indoor ECAC Championships.
Duncan, who was selected to the 2010 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Women's Track & Field/Cross Country Second Team earlier this year, received her degree in political science this spring. She was a 2010 NCAA Regional qualifier in the 400-meter run outdoors, breaking her own school record with a time of 54.54 at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships.
Grace was named All-American after finishing seventh in the 800-meter run at the outdoor NCAA Championships, her third time competing at outdoor NCAAs. Earlier this year she set the school record in the 800 (2:04.22). In 2009 Grace was named All-American indoors in the 800. She holds the school record in that event as well, at 2:04.72. She is also a four-time first team All-Ivy honoree (twice indoors and twice outdoors) in the 800.
Lovelace, a psychology major, also competed at the NCAA Championships, advancing as far as the semifinals in the steeplechase. Her best of 10:27.60 is the school record. She set it at ECACs, where she made All-East for her seventh-place finish.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the studentâ€??athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have met either the NCAA Division I Indoor automatic or provisional qualifying standard or participated in the NCAA Division I Outdoor Championships (including preliminary rounds) in their respective event.
Report by Sam Rubin '95 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity