Women's Cross Country's Cochran, Daniel Honored by Peach Belt Conference
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Columbus – The Peach Belt Conference released the 2011 women's cross country All-Academic team today and two Lady Cougars received honorable mention for inclusion on the roster.
Columbus State University sophomore Jamesha Cochran and senior LaQuita Daniel just missed making the All-Academic team, but made the grades in the classroom and performed well at their meets to earn recognition from the conference office.
Much like her classmates and men's cross country All-Academic team members John Neill and Andy Henderson, Cochran majors in Biology at CSU. A well-rounded student athlete, the sophomore has earned a 3.81 GPA during her time on campus. Cochran's best performance on the season came against Division I competition at the Florida State University Invitational when she finished with a season-best time of 22:03.36 to finish 102nd in one of the largest fields of the season for the Lady Cougars. Cochran's best placement at a meet this year came when the Lady Cougars won the Georgia Southwestern Remembrance Run and she placed 24th.
Daniel, a Columbus native, has excelled in the classroom during her four years at CSU. The senior majors in Early Childhood Education and has earned a 3.40 GPA at the university. Daniel ran in three meets for head coach J.D. Evilsizer in 2011, the Georgia Southwestern, the FSU Invitational and the Jacksonville State Foothills Invitational. Daniel's best race also came in Tallahassee when she finished with her season-best time of 24:21.57.
To be eligible for the All-Academic team, Cochran and Daniel had to participate in at least half of the Lady Cougar's meets this season as a starter or significant contributor, achieve a better than 3.30 GPA in the classroom and have completed one year on CSU's campus.