Dye Named Verizon Academic All-American

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June 2, 2003

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Capping off a year filled with athletic and academic accolades, senior Natalie Dye has been named a 2003 Verizon Academic All-American. Receiving honors on the first team All-District, the Baltimore, Md., native held a 3.971 GPA in biochemistry.

Dye was selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) in District II, which includes institutions from Maryland, Delaware, Washington D.C., New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The only honoree from a Maryland school, Dye is receiving the award for the second year in a row.

2003 Verizon Academic All-District II University Division Women's Track and Field/Cross Country Team

First Team
Name			School		Yr.	Hometown		GPA	Major
Aderonke Adeniyi	Temple	        Jr.	Lagos, Nigeria		3.80	Biochemistry
Sarah Conway		St. Joseph's	Sr.	Newark, Del.		3.63	Finance
Laura Dietrich		Delaware	Sr.	York, Pa.		3.897	Philosophy
Natalie Dye	        Maryland	Sr.	Baltimore, Md.	        3.971	Biochemistry
Erin Gemill		Delaware	Sr.	Lancaster, Pa.		3.689	Exercise Phys.
Davina McKenzie	        Seton Hall	Jr.	Nassau, Bahamas	        4.00	Accounting
Shea McMillan	        Duquesne	Jr.	Pittsburgh, Pa. 	3.78	Finance
Julie Siebert-Johnson	Pennsylvania	Sr.	Holmdel, N.J.		3.34	Psychology
Lindsey Stefan	        St. Francis	Jr.	Homer City, Pa.	        3.81	Eng./Comm.
Jessica Urbonas	        Delaware	Sr.	Vernon, Conn.		3.838	Animal Sci.
Erin Walczak		St. Francis	Sr.	North Huntington, Pa.	3.54	Econ./Finance