WWU Senior Jasmine McMullin is a First Team Academic All-America® Division II Track & Field/Cross Country select. PHOTO: WWU Athletics
WWU's Jasmine McMullin Named First Team Academic All-American
June 20, 2018
BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Western Washington University senior Jasmine McMullin has been named a First Team Google Cloud Academic All-America® selection to the NCAA Division II Track & Field/Cross Country Team.
McMullin (Sequim, WA/Sequim HS) was selected as one of 15 members on the Division II Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country Academic All-America First Team. She previously obtained her bachelor’s degree in English with a 3.94 cumulative grade point average and is pursuing a post-bac in an elementary teaching certification program with a current 4.00 GPA.
McMullin is the sixth WWU track & field student-athlete to be named an Academic All-American in program history and third to earn First Team honors. Javelin thrower Bethany Drake was also a first-team selection in 2017, and this marks the third consecutive season the WWU track & field program has featured a CoSIDA Academic All-American as Taylor Guenther earned third-team Academic All-America honors in 2016. WWU has had 22 all-time Academic All-America selections (dating back to 1984 when the program started) with 20 different student-athletes earning those awards.
WWU TRACK & FIELD/CROSS COUNTRY ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS
2018 Jasmine McMullin (Track & Field/Cross Country) 1st Team
2017 Bethany Drake (Track & Field/Cross Country) 1st Team
2016 Taylor Guenther (Track & Field/Cross Country) 3rd Team
2012 Alex Harrison (Track & Field/Cross Country) 1st Team
2012 Eric Brill (Track & Field/Cross Country) 2nd Team
1985 Jeff Neubauer (At-Large – Track & Field/Cross Country) 3rd Team
McMullin concluded an illustrious WWU career during the indoor track & field season in 2018, placing 4th in the triple jump at the NCAA Division II Indoor Championships to earn U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) First Team All-America honors. She was a two-time triple jump All-American also earning second-team honors with an 11th-place finish at the indoor championships in 2016.
The Sequim, Washington native won the triple jump and long jump at the 2018 GNAC Indoor Championships, becoming the first three-time indoor triple jump champion in conference history. She set the GNAC record, meet record and school record in the triple jump in her final league championships with a leap of 12.68m (41-7 ¼), earning Women’s Field Athlete of the Meet and Women’s Performance of the Meet awards. Earning USTFCCCA All-West Region recognition in the triple jump and long jump during her senior indoor season, she concluded her WWU career with six individual GNAC titles between indoor and outdoor seasons.
Prior to her selection to the Academic All-America team, McMullin was voted to the Academic All-District 8 team, meeting the criteria of being at least sophomore standing with a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or higher and a starter or important reserve in at least a second year at the nominating institution.
WWU previously placed four student-athletes on the Google Cloud Academic All-District® 8 Men’s and Women’s Track & Field and Cross Country team, 21 student-athletes on the GNAC Track & Field All-Academic teams and 13 on the GNAC Cross Country All-Academic teams.
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