June 2, 2004
Senior distance runner Melissa McBain on Wednesday (June 2) was named second-team CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) Academic All-District VIII.
It's McBain's second academic honor of the week. Earlier this week, she earned Honorable Mention Pac-10 All-Academic. McBain has a 3.433 overall grade-point-average and is a psychology major. Last fall in cross country, she also earned second-team Pac-10 All-Academic.
She's had a successful senior track and cross country season. In track this spring, McBain is a 2004 NCAA Outdoor qualifier in the 1500m (4:18.08, No. 9 in school history). In indoor track, McBain earned All-American honors at the NCAA Indoor, on UCLA's distance medley relay (3rd place, 11:08.70). In cross country, McBain placed 50th at the NCAA Championships, helping the Bruins to a seventh-place team finish. She is also the school record-holder in the 3000m steeplechase (10:36.06).