Track & Field Receives Eight All-America Mentions

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Isiah Young (photo by Joshua McCoy)
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Isiah Young (photo by Joshua McCoy)
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

June 12, 2012

NEW ORLEANS – Coming off their performances at the national championships, Ole Miss athletes received four Outdoor All-America honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, it was announced Tuesday. The Rebels also received four All-America honorable mentions.

Honors are awarded for performances at the final site of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships occurring the previous weekend in Des Moines, Iowa.

Juniors Ricky Robertson and Isiah Young earned first team All-America honors in the high jump and 200 meters, respectively. Young garnered second-team distinction in the 100 meters, while freshman Sam Kendricks also achieved second-team status in the pole vault.

“I’m proud of these athletes for being named All-Americans,” said Rebel head coach Joe Walker, who is in the final days of his 30-year Ole Miss career. “It is a great accomplishment that highlights what a great season each of them has had.”

Honorable mention status was granted to Carson Blanks (400-meter hurdles), Robertson (triple jump), Kristin Bridges (400 meters) and Fabia McDonald (heptathlon).

First-team honors went to athletes who finished in the top eight of their event in Des Moines. Second-team honors went to those who placed 9-16, while honorable mention went to anyone else who qualified for the final site of the championships.

Robertson, who placed sixth in Des Moines, is now a six-time All-American in the high jump, having earned that distinction at every NCAA indoor and outdoor meet of his college career. The Hernando, Miss., native is also a five-time SEC champion in the event and will compete at the U.S. Olympic Trials later this month to attempt to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics.

After placing fourth in the 200 meters and ninth in the 100, Young receives Outdoor All-America honors for the first time in his career to go with his first team Indoor All-America accolade in the 60 meters this year. He is the first Ole Miss man to ever make All-America in the 100 and 200 meters in the same year.

Kendricks’ 10th-place finish in the pole vault made him the first Rebel freshman to earn All-America status since Robertson in 2010. The Oxford native is the first Ole Miss athlete to be an All-American pole vaulter since Baker Vinci in 1985 (indoor).

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Blog
    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Sept. 15-21)

      Monday, September 22, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewSept. 15-21, 2014Volleyball- Ole Miss went 4-0 to capture the Rebel Classic and improve to 14-0 on the season.- Through four weeks of the season, the Rebels have equaled last year's win total (14-17).- Sophomore... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House - Sept. 21

      Sunday, September 21, 2014 - Athletics

      This is the fourth installment of Observations from the Best Seat in the House. The idea of this weekly feature will be to bring you all some of our observations from the previous week in Ole Miss Sports. This week... read more

    • Rebels Finish Non-Conference on High Note

      Saturday, September 20, 2014 - Volleyball

      The Ole Miss Volleyball team remained undefeated at 14-0 and matched last year's win total with a 4-0 weekend at the Rebel Classic capped by wins over Lamar (3-0) and Jackson State (3-1) Saturday. The last three sets against Jackson... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 4

      Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Football

      The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 4 - ULL (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.In case you missed it, The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 1, The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 2 and The Season: Ole Miss... read more

    • Freeze Talks Open Date, SEC West

      Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Football

      Highlights from Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze's time on the SEC teleconference Wednesday, ahead of the Rebels' open date and return to action on Saturday, Sept. 27 against Memphis.Freeze's time on the call begins at the 1:50:18 mark. For the... read more

    • NASCAR's Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Visits Ole Miss

      Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - Football

      NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr., visited Ole Miss on Wednesday. The Olive Branch, Mississippi, native spoke to various student groups, including the football team. Stenhouse Jr. presented head coach Hugh Freeze with a firesuit, and Freeze presented him with an... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Sept. 8-14)

      Monday, September 15, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewSept. 8-14, 2014Volleyball- Ole Miss captured the Magnolia Invitational this past weekend to improve to 10-0, its best start in school history.- The Rebels downed UAB and Mercer 3-0 and then defeated Jacksonville State 3-1... read more

    • Historic Start to the Football Season

      Sunday, September 14, 2014 - Football

      After a 56-15 win over Louisiana-Lafayette Saturday, Ole Miss moved up four spots to No. 10 in the latest Associated Press poll, released on Sunday.  Despite breaking into the top 10, the Rebels remain fifth among Southeastern Conference Western Division... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House - Sept. 14

      Sunday, September 14, 2014 - Athletics

      This is the third installment of Observations from the Best Seat in the House. The idea of this weekly feature will be to bring you all some of our observations from the previous week in Ole Miss Sports. This week... read more

    • Three Rebels Net First Goals of the Season

      Sunday, September 14, 2014 - Soccer

      Leading 1-0 after controlling the play for much of the game, Ole Miss opened up a 3-0 lead on Middle Tennessee with a pair of goals in the final minute of the first half on the way to a 4-0... read more

    • Golson's Buy-In Pays Off

      Saturday, September 13, 2014 - Football

      Senior cornerback Senquez Golson has come a long way since he was a freshman.  That season, he was most notably on the receiving end of a highlight reel juke from Alabama running back Trent Richardson. Three years later, as part... read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss-ULL Motivational

      Saturday, September 13, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss vs ULL Official Team Motivational from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Three and Out: Keys to Ole Miss-ULL

      Saturday, September 13, 2014 - Football

      Three areas to watch as Ole Miss faces Louisiana-Lafayette in its home opener Saturday. Wearing the Bull's-Eye After a 2-0 start with wins over Boise State and Vanderbilt, Ole Miss moved up to No. 14 in the Associated Press poll,... read more

    • Thompson Lifts Rebels to Historic Start

      Friday, September 12, 2014 - Volleyball

      With a chance to make history, Ole Miss dropped a first set for the first time this season. The Rebels answered the bell winning the next three sets to defeat Jacksonville State 3-1 and improve to 10-0 on the season,... read more

    • VIDEO: Return of The Grove

      Friday, September 12, 2014 - Football

      read more