ASU pole vaulters Stephanie Foreman and Erica Naeger earn academic honors

From Arkansas State University

Arkansas State pole vaulters Stephanie Foreman and Erica Naeger have been named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic team, the USTFCCCA announced last week.

Foreman (Hot Springs, Ark.) is entering her senior season and earned second-team All-America status as a junior after finishing 10th at the NCAA Championships June 13 in Des Moines, Iowa. She cleared 13-5.25 at the meet and is the three-time defending Sun Belt Conference champion in both the indoor and outdoor pole vault. She holds the conference record in both events and has compiled a 3.407 GPA while majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Naeger (Bloomsdale, Mo.) recently completed her senior season and has earned a GPA of 3.758 while majoring in Art Education. Naeger finished second behind Foreman at the 2011 Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Championships to qualify for the NCAA West Preliminary competition. She cleared a personal-best 13-3.50 to win the pole vault at the April 30 Memphis Invitational.

"We are extremely proud of both Stephanie and Erica for their accomplishments both on the track and in the classroom," said ASU head coach Jim Patchell. "Both of them are excellent representatives of not only the ASU Track and Field program, but of Arkansas State University as well."

To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have met either of the following athletic standards: for the indoor season, a student-athlete must have finished the regular season ranked in the national top 96 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 48 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided by; for the outdoor season, a student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships.