Polich, Garrahan Grab ESPN The Magazine Second-Team Women's Track & Field Academic All-District Plaudits

June 1, 2006

AMHERST, MA – Amherst College women's track and field senior co-captain Ginger Polich (Ironwood, MI) and junior Shauneen Garrahan (Fairfax Station, VA) were both named ESPN The Magazine District 1 College Division Second-Team Academic All-District on Wednesday as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Polich receives the honor after a great collegiate career in which she secured a pair of All-America awards for her continual success on the indoor distance medley relay team. She helped the 2003-04 and 2004-05 squads to back-to-back second-place showings at the national championships, and guided the DMR to a ninth-place offering at this season's NCAA meet. She also notched third place in the 800-meter run at this spring's Outdoor NESCAC Championships, provisionally qualifying for the national championships.

Garrahan continues to rack up collegiate awards after earning her 10th All-America award with a fourth-place effort in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Championships this spring, after winning the 2005 crown last year. . She also posted a 16th-place finish in the 5K at this season's national meet, finished second on the Jeffs' 2005 NCAA Championships seventh-place cross country team and was part of the second-place 2003-04 and 2004-05 DMR teams with Polich.