The Tennessee women’s track & field program increased its all-time total of Capital One Academic All-America honors to 13 Thursday, as the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced the 2012 Capital One Track & Field/Cross Country Academic All-America Team.
A pair of Lady Vols earned first-team accolades, including seniors Chanelle Price and Ellen Wortham, who played key roles in UT’s ninth-place finish at the recent NCAA Outdoor Championships. Price was a first-team choice for the second-straight season and has been selected as the 2012 Capital One Academic All-American of the Year for NCAA Division I women’s track & field. Phoebe Wright (2010) is the only other Lady Vol to be named Academic All-American of the Year for track.
UT Director of Track & Field/Cross Country J.J. Clark’s program has had at least one Capital One women’s national honoree in each of the past six seasons and two first-team selections in three of the past four campaigns. Price became the third Lady Vol to make the squad in back-to-back years and only the second to earn first-team accolades both times. Wright was a first-unit pick in 2009 and 2010.
Price, who hails from Easton, Pa. (Easton Area H.S.), owns a 3.94 grade point average in journalism and electronic media, with a minor in business administration. She was both a first-team Capital One Academic All-American and SEC Track & Field Co-Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2011. The recipient of a 2012 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, she also is a three-time USTFCCCA All-Academic, Capital One Academic All-District and SEC Academic Honor Roll selection with USTFCCCA and SEC honors still to be announced in 2012.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.