THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2003
Track's Monique Tubbs Earns Verizon Academic All-America District III Second-Team Honors

May 29, 2003

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville University senior sprinter Monique Tubbs (Boston, Mass.) was voted to the Verizon Academic All-America District III Women's Track/Cross Country Second-Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America and announced Thursday by the district coordinator. District III is made up of all Division I schools in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. To be eligible for Academic All-District recognition, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher.

Tubbs, who is the 2001 NCAA Indoor National Champion in the 60-meter dash, earned her unprecedented fourth-consecutive All-America honor with her third place finish in the 60 at the NCAA Indoor National Championships back in March. Tubbs became the first female athlete in JU history, and just the second overall, to earn All-America honors four times.

In addition to her outstanding achievements during the indoor season, Tubbs shined in the outdoor season as well. Monique captured the 100 and 200-meter dashes at the Atlantic Sun Track and Field Championships back in April en route to earning Most Outstanding Performer honors at the meet. Tubbs also set new school records in the 100-meter dash with a wind-aided time of 11.13 at the Texas Relays in April, which is the top time in NCAA East Region, and as a member of the 4x400-meter relay team at the FSU Relays in March.

Tubbs, who graduated with a 3.28 grade point average in Business, earned President's List honors with a perfect 4.0 GPA in the fall and Dean's List honors in the spring, in addition to earning Dean's List honors in Fall 2000.

Tubbs and junior Safiya Davy (Mitchellville, Md.) will be competing in the NCAA Regional Championships in Fairfax, Va., Friday and Saturday at George Mason University for the right to compete in the NCAA National Championships in Sacramento, Calif., June 11-14.