RALEIGH, N.C. – Sophomore Tiarra Derosa (Sandy's, Bermuda) of the Shaw University women's outdoor track and field program was named to the NCAA DII All-Americans Second Team for the 2018 Outdoor Track and Field season, the U.S. Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Tuesday.
Student-athletes earned First-Team USTFCCCA All-America status by virtue of finishing among the top-8 in their events – including as a member of a relay team – at this past weekend's NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Charlotte, NC. Second-team honors were bestowed upon those finishing ninth through 12th. Ninth- and 10th-place relay teams also earn the distinction.
Derosa was the lone Second Team All-American recipient from the Lady Bears after finishing 11th in the discus with a throw of 45.43m.
A total of 260 men claimed 311 All-America honors (217 First Team, 94 Second Team) from 89 different institutions. On the women's side, 234 different women earned 309 All-America honors (220 First Team, 89 Second Team) from 89 different institutions.
The full release from USTFCCCA.org can be found HERE.
For the most up-to-date information on Shaw women's outdoor track and field and its 13 varsity sport teams, please visit www.shawbears.com.