July 31, 2002
GREENSBORO, N.C. – All-American Beth Mallory and 2001 NCAA runner-up Renee Metivier were both named to the Atlantic Coast Conference’s 50th Anniversary Women’s Cross Country Team. The league office announced the 50-member squad Wednesday as a part of its golden anniversary celebration.
Mallory, who competed for the Jackets from 1993-96, earned All-America honors with a 25th-place finish at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in 1995. She also qualified for NCAAs in ’96 to become the school’s only two-time individual qualifier.
A three-time Academic All-American, Mallory is the only Yellow Jacket to earn All-ACC honors for three consecutive seasons. She also garnered all-region accolades from 1994-96.
A current junior, Metivier had the finest season in Tech cross country history in 2001. She earned All-America honors with a second-place finish at the NCAA Championships and led the Jackets to their first-ever NCAA South Region title with an individual victory. She also placed second at the conference meet on the way to All-ACC honors.
Metivier also placed sixth at the regional meet in 2000, earning all-region accolades as a freshman. She was also the Jackets top finisher in the team’s first-ever NCAA appearance that season.
Fiftieth Anniversary Teams will be selected in all of the conferences sports and a Top 50 overall men’s and women’s list will be chosen by a Blue Ribbon Committee of media, coaches, administrators and veteran observers of the Conference.