Anderson named to Verizon All-District team for cross country/track & field

Anderson named to Verizon All-District team for cross country/track & field

Willamette pole vaulter Jessica Anderson (Sr., Stayton HS) was named on Thursday as one of 10 members of the Verizon Academic All-America Track & Field/Cross Country All-District VIII (West Coast) College Division Team.

Anderson, who graduated May 12 with a degree in psychology, had a 3.74 g.p.a. through the fall semester. Her name will be forwarded to the national ballot to be considered for All-America honors.

Anderson, who transferred to Willamette after attending the University of Arizona, is the Bearcat school record-holder in the pole vault. She cleared 11-4 1/4 on March 30 in the Willamette Open, which qualified her for the national championship meet. She will compete for the national title this weekend at the NCAA Division III championships at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn.

Anderson had a pole vault best of 10-7 in 2001, which at the time was No. 2 in Willamette history.

WILLAMETTE RECIPIENTS FOR 2001-02
VERIZON ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA ALL-DISTRICT VIII TEAM
Matt Benjamin, Sr., football
Ben Hudson, Sr., football
Colin Campbell, Jr., football
Justin Peterson, Jr., football
Anne Merten, So., soccer
Michael Semenza, Jr., soccer
Matt Benjamin, Sr., baseball
Aaron Young, So., track & field/cross country
Jessica Anderson, Sr., track & field/cross country