June 5, 2008
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Christina Smith of the University of Maryland has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 2 women's track and field team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Smith, a senior from Sicklerville, N.J., was one of 11 women selected for District 2 honors. The district includes NCAA Division I institutions in the states of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.
She earned a 3.57 grade-point average in marketing at Maryland and will go down as one of the Terrapins' most celebrated female student-athletes. Smith ranks second all-time at Maryland in the heptathlon (5,165 points) and is one of two Terps ever to score more than 5,000.
Smith was a provisional-qualifier for the NCAA Nationals in the heptathlon. She ranks on 12 Maryland top-10 lists all-time - Indoors: 55 meters (8th, 7.29), 60 meters (10th, 7.86), 55-meter hurdles (2nd, 8.03), 60-meter hurdles (6th, 8.78), high jump (T8th, 5-5), shot put (9th, 44-0), pentathlon (3rd, 3493 pts); Outdoors: 200 meters (8th, 24.43), 100-meter hurdles (7th, 14.29), high jump (7th, 5-6), javelin (6th, 112-5), heptathlon (2nd, 5165 pts).
She will move to the national ballot for Academic All-America honors, to be selected later this month.
ESPN The Magazine / CoSIDA
Women's Track & Field - University Division
Academic All-District 2 Team
Christina Smith, SR., MARYLAND
Kelli McDonald, Jr., Delaware
Beverly Rogers, Sr., Bucknell
Jesse Carlin, Sr., Penn
Gillian Nordquist, Jr., Bucknell
Elizabeth Maloy, Gr., Georgetown
Marie-Louise Asselin, So., West Virginia
Lisa Morse, Sr., St. Francis, Pa.
Heidi Nadeau, Jr., Penn State
Tiffany Hahn, Sr., Monmouth
Anna Hoffman, So., St. Francis, Pa.