May 31, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Three members of the University of Michigan women's track and field team were named to the Capital One Academic All-District V list today (Thursday, May 31) as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Junior Rebecca Addison (Spring Lake, Mich./Grand Haven) was selected to the first team, while junior/sophomore Jillian Smith (Manahawkin, N.J./Southern Regional) and junior/sophomore Kiley Tobel (Commerce Twp., Mich./Walled Lake Western) each earned second-team honors.
Addison was a two-time USTFCCCA All-American during the indoor season, doubling her career count, as she earned first-team honors in the 800-meter run and second-team laurels in the distance medley relay. She also repeated as the Big Ten indoor 800 meter champion and helped Michigan win its ninth consecutive Big Ten DMR title. During outdoor season, she placed sixth in 1,500-meter run and eighth in 800-meter run at Big Ten Outdoor Championships. She also qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in the 1,500 meter, where she advanced to the quarterfinals.
The 2012 team captain is a movement science major in the School of Kinesiology. She is a three-time Academic All-Big Ten recipient and has been a U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award winner the last two years.
Smith also became a four-time All-American during the indoor season, gathering first-team honors in the 800-meter run and second-team honors in the DMR for the second straight year. At the Big Ten Indoor Championships, she finished second in the 800-meter run and joined Addison on the winning DMR. She was a All-Big Ten second team selection after finishing runner-up in the 1,500-meter run at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships. After finishing second in the 1,500-meter run at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds, Smith earned a spot at the NCAA Championships, where she is currently ranked ninth in the nation.
During cross country season, Addison and Smith led Michigan to the NCAA Great Lakes Region title and a runner-up finish at the Big Ten Championships. They both earned all-region honors. Addison was also named to the All-Big Ten first team for her efforts, while Smith earned a spot on the second team.
Smith, an environment major in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten and three-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement recipient.
Tobel set new school records in the indoor and outdoor pole vault during 2012. During indoor season, her school-record setting vault secured a spot in the NCAA Championships, where she tied for eighth place to garner All-America first team honors. At the Big Ten Outdoor Championships, she finished runner-up to receive All-Big Ten second team recognition. Most recently, she finished third at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds to qualify for the NCAA Championships. In 2011, Tobel earned All-America honorable mention at the national outdoor meet.
Tobel, a brain behavior and cognitive science major in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten and U-M Athletic Academic Achievement honoree.
To be eligible for the honor, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his/her current institution. A student-athlete must also have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games and have completed one full calendar year at his/her current institution and reached sophomore athletic eligibility.
Smith and Tobel will each represent Michigan at the NCAA Championships, which will be held from June 6-9 at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
Contact: Whitney Dixon (734) 763-4423