June 7, 2007
Senior Ashley Caldwell and sophomore Rhonda Watkins were named to the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA District 8 All-Academic Second-Team on Thursday as both excelled in the classroom and on the track during the 2007 season.
Caldwell, who had to cut her season short a few weeks ago after suffering a stress fracture in her leg, ended her career as a five-time All-American. It was the second consecutive season that Caldwell earned second-team honors.
Watkins, who is on the verge of her second NCAA title in the long jump, earns her first honor as this was the first year she was eligible to be nominated.
As a conference, the Pac-10 had three women named to the first-team, and seven on the second-team, including Caldwell and Watkins.