June 25, 2010
Center Valley, Pa. - Recent Army graduate Annie Taft was named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Second Team for women's track and field and cross country, it was announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA). It is the first such honor for Taft, who was recently commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army following her graduation from West Point.
Taft obtained a 3.97 grade-point average while majoring in Management at the U.S. Military Academy. A native of Medford, N.J., she scored in four events and captured three medals at the Patriot League Outdoor Track and Field Championships this spring. She won the 400-meter hurdle title and finished second in the 100 hurdles to earn All-Patriot League laurels. In addition, she was a member of Army's third-place 4x100 relay team and competed in the 4x400 event. During the League's indoor championships in February, she was a member of the Black Knights' third-place foursome in the distance medley relay.
To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.