The USC Trojans track & field squad is one of the most widely recognized set of athletes from this past athletic seasons, mainly because of their successes on the track and field itself. However, after close examination and the finalization of the academic seasons from this spring, the Trojans are going to be almost just as recognized for their in-the-classroom success.
Hurdler Anna Cockrell and sprinter TeeTee Terry were honored for their success in the classroom by being named to the CoSIDA 2020 All-Academic District 8 team. As such, they’ll now be on the ballot to represent USC and the Pac-12 on the national Academic-All-American ballots later this summer.
Cockrell was the defending national champion in the 400m hurdles and entered the 2020 indoor championships as such before coronavirus shut down sports as we knew them. She’s a 10-time All-American and one of the most decorated track and field athletes in the history of USC. She graduated with a degree in Communication with a minor in political science, sustaining a 3.98 GPA.
According to USC’s website, she currently is working towards a graduate degree in Public Policy while maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA.
Terry, the 60m dash national champion from 2019, was set to enter the indoor championships as the defending title owner and looking to retain her title of fastest female collegiate athlete in the country. She graduated with a degree in Communication as well but her minor was in Forensics & Criminality and she finished with a 3.68 GPA.
Also, according to USC’s website, she’s set to begin her work on a Master’s degree in entrepreneurship and innovation.
The CoSIDA Academic All-District selections are named based on a selection process of top student-athletes for combined performance on and off the field. Both Cockrell and Terry will now be placed on the ballot for CoSIDA Academic All-American selection and the honorees will be named between June 22-24.
Congratulations Anna and TeeTee! Fight On!
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