Liz Phillips Named Women's Indoor Track Elite 88 Winner
Greencastle, Ind., March 11, 2010 – Sophomore distance runner Liz Phillips of the Washington University in St. Louis women’s indoor track and field team was named the women’s track and field Elite 88 winner at the 2010 NCAA Division III Track and Field Championship banquet on Thursday, March 11.
The Elite 88, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level, while also achieving the highest academic standard among their peers. The Elite 88 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s 88 championships.
Phillips, who qualified for the 2010 NCAA Division III Championships as a member of the Bears’ school-record breaking distance medley relay team, is Washington University’s first Elite 88 recipient. She has a 4.0 grade point average while majoring in biomedical engineering.
Phillips will be looking to earn All-America accolades in the distance medley relay for a second year in a row following an eighth-place finish at the 2009 NCAA Division III Championships.
The 2010 NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships will be held Friday-Saturday, March 12-13, on the campus of DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind.