Aug. 29, 2007
The USF women's cross-country team won the Carl Jordan award last night at the annual student athlete meeting. The Carl Jordan award, which is awarded to the team that best excels on the field, in the classroom and in the community, is one of the most prestigious team awards given by USF.
Last season the women's cross country team tied the best finish in school history when it placed second in the WCC Conference. They were led by current seniors Jennifer Hartford and Lucy Miller, who earned WCC First Team honors by placing fifth and seventh overall. Also helping the team to the second place finish last season was current junior Michelle Born and sophomore Laurel Kleiber, who both earned WCC Honorable Mention by placing 11th and 15th overall.
In the classroom and in the community, the Dons carried a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and helped collect used and new athletic equipment to donate to Project Yucatan. Project Yucatan is based in Tekit, Mexico and aims to improve the lives of economically disadvantaged Mayan youth and their families by promoting education and economic growth in the community.
The Dons open the season this Saturday in Golden Gate Park when they host the USF Invitational starting at 9:15 a.m.