Aug. 23, 2010
Bradley Ike and Lilyana Morejon were named 2010 All-Academic by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) becoming the ninth and 10th Cal State Northridge track & field athletes to earn the honor. Ike and Morejon join a record total of 357 student-athletes representing 118 institutions compose the group.
Ike, a senior sprinter from Pomona, Calif., earned his second trip to the NCAA Outdoor Championships as a member of the Matadors' 4x100 relay team this past season. In May he won his first Big West Conference 100 meter championship in a time of 10.52. Ike also ran the second leg of the conference champion 4x100 meter relay which gave Northridge its fourth title in the past five years. He is a Business Marketing major.
Morejon, a junior distance runner from North Hollywood, Calif., made her first trip to the NCAA West Region Championships in the 10,000 meters after placing second at the 2010 Big West Championships in a time of 34:59.71. Ran a lifetime-best time of 34:28.34 to win the Cal-Nevada 10,000 meter Championship (Mar. 28) and her time ranks second in Matador history. Morejon is an Urban Studies major.
The pair join former Cal State Northridge student-athletes Cody Pearce (2007, 2008), Nick Saylor (2007, 2008), Sherrina Lofton (2008), Krystal Quinn (2007, 2008) and Brittany Ricketts (2007) as the only USTFCCCA All-Academic honorees in school history.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have met either the NCAA Division I Indoor automatic or provisional qualifying standard or participated in the NCAA Division I Outdoor Championships (including preliminary rounds) in their respective event.
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