June 12, 2007
ATLANTA – Ashlee Kidd led a group of three Georgia Tech women’s track and field athletes to earn a place on the 2007 NCAA Division I Women’s Outdoor All-America Team, announced by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Kidd, a senior from St. Petersburg, Fla., garnered her seventh All-America honor of her career with a third-place finish in the 400-meter at the 2007 NCAA Outdoor Championships. This was the third consecutive season that she has been an All-American in the 400m at the outdoor meet.
Joining Kidd on the team is Fatmata Fofanah, a first-time All-America in the 100-meter hurdles. Fofanah, a senior from the Bronx, N.Y., ran a personal-best time of 12.96 in the 100m hurdle finals for a fourth-place finish at the championship meet. Her time is the second-best in school history.
Kimery Hern, the final member of the All-America team, also earned her first honor at the 2007 NCAA meet. Hern, a sophomore from Clinton, Wash., set a new personal- and school-record in the hammer throw with a mark of 196 feet, 7 inches. Hern is the first female thrower in Georgia Tech history to earn All-America honors.
The Georgia Tech women’s team tied for 19th place at the championships, finishing in the top 20 for the third time in the last four seasons.
Ashlee Kidd, Georgia Tech
Deonna Lawrence, Louisiana State University
Shana Cox, Penn State University
Clora Williams, Texas A&M University
Nathandra John, Texas Christian University
Trish Bartholomew, University of Alabama
Jessica Cousins, University of Arkansas
Kineke Alexander, University of Iowa
Ginou Etienne, University of Miami
Kenyata Coleman, University of Mississippi
Natasha Hastings, University of South Carolina
100 Meter Hurdles
Amber Williams, Ball State University
Fatmata Fofanah, Georgia Tech
Yvette Lewis, Hampton University
Nickiesha Wilson, Louisiana State University
Jessica Ohanaja, Louisiana State University
Tiffany Ofili, University of Michigan
Candice Davis, University of Southern California
Ashley Lodree, University of Washington
Queen Harrison, Virginia Tech University
Kristi Castlin, Virginia Tech University
Sarah Stevens, Arizona State University
Amy Haapanen, California State University Santa Barbara
Kimery Hern, Georgia Tech
Veronica Jatsek, Ohio State University
Carrie Johnson, University of California
Jenny Dahlgren, University of Georgia
Britney Henry, University of Oregon
Eva Orban, University of Southern California
Brittany Riley, University of Southern Illinois
Shanna Dickenson, University of Tennessee