Carlson Wins Elite 88 Award for NCAA Division I Women's Track and Field Championships
Release: June 12, 2011
Carlson carries a 4.0 GPA in zoology. She was presented with the award Saturday, June 11. She finished fifth in the heptathlon and ninth in the long jump at the championships, earning first team All-America honors in the heptathlon and second team honors in the long jump.
The Elite 88, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers.
The Elite 88 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's championships.
Eligible student-athletes are sophomores or above who have participated in their sport for at least two years with their school. They must be an active member of the team, traveling and a designated member of the squad size at the championship. All ties are broken by the number of credits completed.
For more information on the Elite 88 award winners, log on to NCAA.com/elite88.