Brown and Fattig Named to CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Teams

June 5, 2008

<?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>LAWRENCE, Kan. – Senior Ashley Brown and junior Eric Fattig were each named CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District honorees on Thursday. The distinction is given to those who excel in the classroom and in their respective athletic events.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

Brown, an exercise science major from Overton, Neb., is one of ten Jayhawks heading to the NCAA Outdoor Championships after automatically qualifying in the 400-meter hurdles. She scored in the event at both the Big 12 Championships and the Midwest Regional Championships. Brown, looking to repeat as an All-American in the 400-meter hurdles, was named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team in May.

Fattig, a native of Kearney, Neb., has maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average throughout his career. The engineering major was just two meters away from regionally qualifying and set a personal-best in the indoor long jump this year. He was also named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team for the second straight year.

CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District nominees must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.20, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing and have competed in a standard proportion of their team’s meets.

The qualifying Jayhawks, including Brown, will travel to Des Moines, Iowa, for the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships June 11-14. Be sure to log on to www.kuathletics.com to check on their progress throughout the week.