Persson Makes Capital One Academic All-America Squad

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Sofie Persson (photo by Jake McDonald)
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Sofie Persson (photo by Jake McDonald)
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June 22, 2011

OXFORD, Miss. - Ole Miss' Sofie Persson has been selected as a 2011 Capital One Academic All-American in women's track & field, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Wednesday.

Persson nabs first-team Academic All-America honors one day after fellow Rebels Lee Ellis Moore and Barnabas Kirui were also tabbed Academic All-Americans. Persson was also a Capital One Academic All-District first team selection in 2010.

The Helsingborg, Sweden native graduated in May with a bachelor's degree in marketing. She compiled a 3.83 cumulative GPA and was recognized this year as the top marketing student in the University of Mississippi's business school.

On the track, Persson was a 2011 NCAA Indoor All-American in the 800 meters after placing third at the NCAA Indoor Championships. She competed in the 400 meter hurdles and anchored the Rebels' 4x400 meter relay team at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships. Her illustrious Rebel career also included Indoor All-America honors in 2010, All-SEC accolades in 2009 and SEC All-Freshman recognition in 2008.

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