College Station – Texas A&M athletes earned 20 All-America honors from the recently held NCAA Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, California. Leading the group of 14 Aggie athletes to garner the honors were junior Simone Facey and freshman Porscha Lucas with three All-American certificates each.
Facey and Lucas claimed All-America honors in the 100, 200 and as members of the national champion 4 x 100 relay. Receiving two All-America honors from the national meet were seniors Tresha Henry and Clora Williams. Henry claimed her pair from both relays while Williams garnered one in the 400 and another in the 4 x 400.
For Williams her total of All-America certificates in two seasons with the Aggies numbers seven, the second-highest achieved by an A&M female. She only trails the eight claimed by Adrien Sawyer.
Facey’s All-America honors now total six, along with three she earned from the NCAA Indoor Championships, and is currently tied on the A&M list with Anjanette Kirkland and Rosa Jolivet. Henry’s tally of All-America certificates increased to five, ranking her sixth on the Aggie list and equal to Melissa Gulli.
All-America certificates were awarded to freshman Elizabeth Adeoti (4 x 100), sophomore Katie Baker (4 x 400), senior Kasey Onwuchekwa (shot put), junior Jessica Wingfield (javelin) and freshman Sandy Wooten (4 x 400).
On the men’s side freshman Zuheir Sharif earned an All-America honor for his effort in the triple jump. The Aggie 4 x 400 relay, which claimed silver medals at the NCAA meet, consisted of senior Marcus Pitre, junior A.C. Robinson, sophomore Justin Oliver and freshman Bryant McCombs.
Combined with the eight All-America certificates earned by seven athletes from the NCAA Indoor Championships, the Aggies totaled 27 honors for the 2007 season. The tally betters the 24 All-Americas achieved by Texas A&M in 2006.
Texas A&M All-Americans – Career List Top 10
Women (current Aggies in bold)
1. Adrien Sawyer 8
2. Clora Williams 7
3. Simone Facey 6
Anjanette Kirkland 6
Rosa Jolivet 6
6. Melissa Gulli 5
Tresha Henry 5
8. Katie Baker 4
Porscha Lucas 4
Novaita Samuels 4