May 29, 2014
MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin junior Deanna Latham and sophomores Taylor Kirby and Taylor Zimprich were named to the Capital One Academic All-District Women’s Track and Cross Country team for District 6, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Thursday.
Latham has a 3.57 grade-point average while majoring in zoology. The Newbury, Massachusetts, native earned All-America honors with a fifth-place finish in the pentathlon at the NCAA indoor championships with a personal-best score of 4,253 points. She also won the pentathlon at the Big Ten indoor championships, marking the fifth straight season a UW athlete won the conference pentathlon title. The junior set a program record in the 60 hurdles at the Armory Collegiate Invitational with a time of 8.33 seconds and won seven individual events during the indoor campaign.
Kirby, a native of Carlock, Illinois, holds a 3.96 GPA as a biology major. She tied for 14th in the pole vault at the Big Ten indoor championships by setting a lifetime-best clearance at 12 feet, 9 1/2 inches. The sophomore had six top-five finishes this season in the pole vault and won individual titles at the Red & White Open, the Wisconsin Open and the Badger Indoor Open.
Zimprich, a native of Waunakee, holds a 4.0 GPA while majoring in accounting. The sophomore finished 22nd with a time of 24:20 at the Warhawk Invitational in cross country. During the indoor season, finished third in the 800 meters at the Red & White Open with a time of 2:20.52 and helped the 4x400 relay to a second-place finish with a time of 4:06.10.
Latham, Kirby and Zimprich are now candidates for Capital One Academic All-America honors, with the prestigious national squad selected from the pool of all-district selections. Members of the 2014 Capital One Academic All-America team for cross country and track will be selected by a vote of CoSIDA’s Academic All-America Committee and will be announced in June.