June 22, 2006
AUBURN, Ala. -
Auburn senior Angela Homan has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Women's Cross Country/Track and Field first team.
Homan, a native of Spencerville, Ohio, graduated from Auburn in May with a degree in exercise science and a minor in psychology while maintaining a 3.90 grade-point average. She will attend Duke University in the fall and begin a doctoral program in physical therapy. Homan was a second-team Academic All-American in 2005.
Homan is a seven-time All-American and a seven-time SEC Champion. She won the SEC cross country individual title in each of the last three seasons before going on to win All-American honors at the national meet. She won the 10,000m title at the SEC Outdoor Championships each of the past three years and was an All-American in that event each year, finishing fifth at the 2006 NCAA Championships. She also doubled as the 5,000m champion at the 2006 SEC Championships and was an All-American in that event at the 2006 NCAA Indoor Championships.
Homan set the Auburn school record this year in the 10,000m run at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 33:25.40, and broke the school's 5,000m record while finishing first at the Penn Relays in 16:11.02.
To be nominated for the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America teams, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve, and carry a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher. Team members are selected by a vote of members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).