June 28, 2000
Los Angeles -- UCLA seniors, Narc Narcisse and Kelly O'Connor, earned first-team Pacific-10 All-Academic track and field honors Wednesday. The Pac-10 Conference Office announced the All-Academic teams for spring sports on Wednesday.
O'Connor, from Esperanza HS in Anaheim, has the highest grade point average of any UCLA female student-athlete, a 3.93 gpa in linguistics/computer science. She recently placed eighth (40-6w, +3.4, season wind-aided best) in the triple jump at the 2000 conference meet. This is her third consecutive first-team Pac-10 All-Academic and in 1999 as a junior, she earned first-team GTE All-District VIII Academic honors.
Narcisse, who attended high school in France and transferred to UCLA from Lock Haven (PA) University, earned first-team All-League Academic honors with a 3.68gpa in physics. At the 2000 Pac-10 meet, Narcisse was 11th in the long jump (23-0 3/4w, +2.3) and triple jump (45-8, season legal best) and also competed in the110m hurdles.
The Bruins also had several other athletes earn second team and honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors. They are:
Women - Honorable Mention - Christina Bowen, senior, distance runner, Erica Hoernig, junior, pole vault, Heather Sickler, sophomore, pole vault.
Men - Second Team - Joe Franklin, junior, javelin (Chinese, 3.41), Jess Strutzel, senior, 2000 NCAA Indoor 800m champion (3.12, theater arts). Honorable Mention - Bryan Green, sophomore, distance runner, Nate Marum, freshman, javelin, Brian McLaughlin, senior, pole vault, Matt Pitts, senior, steeplechase.