LA Tech’s Hayes, Hawai‘i’s Keenan Earn All-America Honors
Louisiana Tech senior Chelsea Hayes received two first-team USTFCCCA All-America honors after placing third in the women’s long jump and seventh in the women’s 100-meter dash finals at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. She scored all eight of the Lady Techsters’ points at the championship. Hayes now holds the LA Tech record for most All-America honors received by a single athlete in any sport. She earned a total of six All-America honors (four first-team awards, two second-team honors) in just a two-year time span.
Hawai‘i senior TeRina Keenan garnered second team All-America honors placing ninth in the women’s discus at the NCAA Championships. She finished her career as one of UH's top throwers of all time. She captured five career medals at the WAC Championships (three gold, two silver) and competed in four NCAA Regional events to become one of just four four-time regional qualifiers in school history.
First-team USTFCCCA All-America honors are awarded to those who earn any portion of a team point at the national championships, or reach an eight-entrant final. Second-team All-America honors are given to those whose final placing in the national meet range from ninth to 16th place. Those who participated at the final site but did not place in the meet’s top 16 are listed as honorable mention for the All-America award.
Name, Year, School, Event
Mike Marshall, So., Idaho, Men’s Javelin
Kim Francis, So., Louisiana Tech, Women’s 100m Hurdles
Kenyattia Hackworth, Fr., Louisiana Tech, Women’s 4x100m Relay
Stacia Hanneman, Sr., Louisiana Tech, Women’s 4x100m Relay
Chelsea Hayes, Sr., Louisiana Tech, Women’s 4x100m Relay
Victoria Wade, Fr., Louisiana Tech, Women’s 4x100m Relay