Gebhart Named to the ESPN The Magazine academic squad

Gebhart Named to the ESPN The Magazine academic squad Stephanie Gebhart of The University South Dakota has been named to the 2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VII Womenâ�?�?s Track and Field/Cross Country first team. The team, which was announced by CoSIDA on Friday, was determined by a vote of the District VII sports information directors. Gebhart (Elkton), who has a 3.53 GPA in psychology, was named to the academic all-district team for the first time. In May, she was selected to the NCC Academic All-NCC Womenâ�?�?s Track and Field/Cross Country squad. She set a school record with 21 career All-American honors during her career at USD. During her senior season, Gebhart earned six All-American honors, including three as she led the Coyotes to a sixth place finish at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championship. At the outdoor nationals, Gebhart was third in the womenâ�?�?s 400-meter dash with a clocking of :54.65. In addition, she led the 4×100-meter relay to a third-place finish and ran a :53.9 split in the anchor leg as the 4×400-meter relay took fourth at nationals. In March, Gebhart led the Coyotes to sixth place at the NCAA Division II Indoor Championship. At the indoor nationals, she was sixth in the 400-meter dash and ran on the second place medley relay and fifth place 4×400-meter relay. Throughout her career, she led USD to six NCC track and field titles (four outdoor, two indoor), including USDâ�?�?s fifth straight outdoor league crown this spring. A two-time league MVP at NCC, she owns the state collegiate mark (:53.59) in the womenâ�?�?s 400-meter dash.

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