June 24, 2010
TOWSON, Md. - Senior Erin Bedell was named to the Women's Track and Field and Cross Country Academic All-America Team, as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Earning a third-team selection, the academic all-district and all-conference honoree, is the ninth overall member of the BU track and field and cross country program to earn Academic All-America, along with fellow senior Chris Gowell, who was named to the men's team earlier this week.
To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing, and be nominated by his/her athletic administration.
Bedell, a senior health science studies major from Plano, Texas, earned all-District VI honors for the second consecutive season earlier this year. This season, Bedell adds to her list of accomplishments after earning Big 12 all-academic honors in both track and field and cross country, as well as Big 12 Commissioner's honor roll and Baylor dean's list status.
In competition, Bedell has been equally as impressive, leading the Baylor women to their seventh consecutive NCAA Cross Country Championships appearance, while earning all-Big 12 and all-region honors. In track and field, Bedell earned all-Big 12 accolades both indoors and outdoors, claiming a top-eight finish in the indoor 3,000 meters, the indoor distance medley relay and the outdoor 3,000-meter steeplechase.
Bedell, who exhausted her athletic eligibility this season, ends her career with her name sprinkled all over the history book at Baylor. A four-time All-American and two-time Big 12 champion, she has earned all-Big 12 honors 12 times, while also holding the school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and 4x1,600-meter relay.