JONESBORO, Ark. (6/13/2011) — Following her 10th place finish in the pole vault last weekend at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, A-State junior Stephanie Foreman was named second-team All-America Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Foreman cleared 13-5.25 to finish 10th at the Championships to become Arkansas State's first Track & Field All-American since James Jenkins posted a fourth-place finish in the 2007 triple jump. Foreman is the Red Wolves' first female All-American since 2001, when Edith Montgomery finished seventh in the high jump.
"Obviously, it is a super honor for Stephanie to be named All-American," said ASU head coach Lon Badeaux. "It is also a big step for our program. She is the first All-American we have had since this staff has been in place, so it's definitely a step in the right direction."
"Stephanie has had such an unbelievable year, and this is a perfect ending for her," added Badeaux. "We wish she could have finished a little higher, but to be an All-American, what more can you ask for?"
Foreman qualified for the NCAA Championships when she vaulted 13-5.25 to finish among the top nine competitors. She set a new outdoor conference record April 23 when she cleared 13-6.25 at the Mississippi Invitational. The record broke her previous mark of 13-5.75 set last May. Foreman is the three-time Sun Belt Conference defending champion in both the outdoor and indoor pole vault.