Titans' Wilson Earns Award for Academic Excellence
FULLERTON, Calif.--- For the second consecutive year, Cal State Fullerton sprinter Katie Wilson has earned a spot on the All-American academic team, the U.S. Track and Field Coaches' Association announced Friday.
"Katie is a phenomenal student-athlete," said Fullerton associate head track and field coach Brandit Copper. "She exemplifies hard work and dedication to our program and lives up to the expectation that is set forth by the coaching staff on a daily basis.
"We are very proud of her for demonstrating excellence not only on the track, but in the classroom as well. She has set the standard for all athletes in our program when it comes to academic excellence."
Wilson finished her junior year with a cumulative GPA of 3.65 and was one of the Big West's best 400-meter runners all season long, as she placed second and ran a personal-best time of 53.39 at the 2013 Big West Championships, while finishing the season with the second best time in the conference and the 30th fastest time in the NCAA West Region.
She also managed to collect Big West Female Track Athlete of the Week last May, thanks to her performance in the 400-meter dash at the OXY Invitational. She posted what was at the time, a season-best mark of 54.59 and placed sixth in the event.
Wilson returns to both the indoor and out track and field teams as a senior this season.