Hammond Earns All-America Honors
NEW ORLEANS, La. - University of Nevada senior javelin thrower Marissa Hammond won second-team All-America honors from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for her finish at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships this weekend.
Hammond qualified for the NCAA final meet with the last spot at the preliminary rounds. At the final NCAA meet hosted at Drake Stadium on Thursday, she threw 156'6 (47.71 meters) to finish 13th. The native of Pendleton, Ore. becomes Nevada's sixth student-athlete to win All-America honors and the first since Caira Hane did it in the hammer in 2006.
Hammond has been a two-sport student-athlete throughout her career at Nevada, also a forward on the women's basketball team. She has already earned her degree in animal science.