MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2002
Monique Tubbs Named All-American

March 11, 2002

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - JU sprinter Monique Tubbs (Holbrook, Mass.) earned All-American honors for the third consecutive year by finishing 10th in the 60-meter dash at the NCAA Indoors Championships Friday. Tubbs, who won the 2001 NCAA Indoor 60-meter dash, is JU's first national champion and is the school's first three-time All-American.

After making the NCAA Indoor Championship meet for the third time, Tubbs ran a 7.34 in her preliminary heat, one one-hundredth of a second from qualifying for the finals. Tubbs prelim time was her fastest time of the season and the eighth-fastest time by an American this year, earning her All-American status for the third time in as many years.

"I am extremely proud of Monique's accomplishment," said associate head track and field coach Ron Grigg. "Not many athletes in any sport can say that they were a three-time All-American by their junior year."

Tubbs will now prepare for outdoor competition, where she will compete unattached and redshirt for the Dolphins this Spring.