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SIX WOMEN NAMED TO THE USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

SIX WOMEN NAMED TO THE USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

NEW ORLEANS — Six members of the Sacramento State women's track and field team were named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association 2018-19 all-academic team. The group was comprised of Shilah Bedingfield, Jade Cany, Shelby Dozier, Brittany Patterson, Amy Quinones and Cassidy Zurn.

To be eligible for the USTFCCCA all-academic team, student-athletes must have a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.25 and finish the regular season ranked in the top 96 in an individual event or qualify for any round of an NCAA Div. I Championship.

Bedingfield earned the honor for the second consecutive season. She was named the Sacramento State Female Student-Athlete of the Year and advanced to the NCAA Div. I Outdoor Championships in the 200. During the year, she set the school record in the outdoor 200 (23.16) and 400 (53.02) and was part of the 4x100 relay which ran 45.13 for the fastest time in Sacramento State history. The kinesiology major also posted the second fastest 100 in program history and tied the school record in the indoor 60 (7.53). The sophomore was the Big Sky outdoor champion in the 200 and 400 as well as the 4x100 and 4x400 relays.

Cany was fourth at the Big Sky Championships in the high jump and qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary during her freshman season. The business administration major cleared 5-08.50 at the conference meet for her PR and moved into a tie for fifth place in the Hornet record book. She also qualified for the conference championships in the high jump and triple jump during the season.

Dozier also reached the NCAA West Preliminary at Hornet Stadium in the high jump. She scored for the team in the event at the Big Sky Championships, helping lead the women to the conference title. Dozier, a health science major, set her PR of 5-08.00 at the Mondo Team Challenge and also had a career best of 5-07.25 during the indoor season.

Patterson was the Big Sky champion in the triple jump and placed second in the 100 to earn all-conference honors. She also added a fourth-place finish in the long jump and was part of the 4x100 relay which won the conference title and set the school record during the year. The sophomore made her NCAA postseason debut after advancing in the long jump and triple jump. The liberal studies major recorded the third best long jump all-time by a Hornet with a distance of 20-00.50 to win the Hornet Invitational. She also PRed in the triple jump (41-06.50) at the Mondo Team Challenge which moved her into fourth place all-time at Sacramento State.

Quinones wrapped up her collegiate career by leading the team in every cross country meet in the fall, earning all-conference honors in the mile during the indoor season and qualifying for the NCAA West Preliminary in the 1500 outdoors. She will leave Sacramento State ranked third all-time in the indoor mile (4:51.87), fourth in the outdoor 1500 (4.23.99) and fifth in the outdoor 800 (2:08.54). She was also part of the distance medley relay team which ran 11:53.24 at the UW Invitational to move into third place all-time at Sacramento State. The health science major also scored for the team in the 800 and 1500 at the Big Sky Championships to help the women claim the team title.

Zurn returned to the NCAA West Preliminary for the second time and also earned all-Big Sky honors in the 400-hurdles. She was second at the conference meet with a career best of 59.27 which moved her into fourth place in school history. The kinesiology major also ran the opening leg of the 4x400 relay which finished first at the Big Sky Championships and posted the fourth-fastest time all-time at Sacramento State (3:41.42).

The six were also recognized as part of the 18 women and six men who earned Big Sky Conference all-academic honors following the 2018-19 season.