June 5, 2009
BELLINGHAM, Wash. -
Western Washington University hurdler Heidi Dimmitt has been named a first-team College Sports Information Directors of America/ESPN The Magazine College Division District 8 Academic All-Star in women's track and field.
Dimmitt, a senior from Wenatchee (graduate of Wenatchee High School), is a chemistry major maintaining a 3.66 grade point average (4.0 scale).
A three-time Great Northwest Athletic Conference academic all-star, Dimmitt is the seventh Viking to receive the district honor during the 2008-09 academic year.
Two weeks ago, Dimmitt placed fifth in the 400-meter hurdles at the NCAA Division II National Championships to earn U.S. Track & Field Coaches Association All-America honors. In a quarterfinal heat at nationals, she broke a school record that had stood since 1994 with a time of 1:00.31.
Dimmitt, who was a two-time GNAC champion, made three trips to nationals. As a junior, she placed fourth to earn All-America recognition.
A four-year letter winner, Dimmitt set indoor school records in the 60 and 4x400 relay.