April 21, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - Catherine Smith, a 2003 DePauw graduate, has been named to the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference's 15th Anniversary Women's Track and Field Team.
Smith received a nod to the all-anniversary team based on three-straight conference titles in the discus (2000-2002). Her winning toss of 130 feet, 4 inches at the 2002 championships set a new conference record. Smith also won the shot put in 2002 - giving the former Tiger four individual career titles in SCAC competition.
The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference will be announcing 15th Anniversary teams in all 18 sports during the 2005-06 academic year. The SCAC was formed in 1991 after a reorganization of its predecessor, the College Athletic Conference (CAC). The CAC dates to 1962 with four charter members: Centre College, Southwestern @ Memphis (now Rhodes College), Sewanee-The University of the South, and Washington & Lee (Va.) University. Washington (Mo.) University joined the CAC later that same year.
The SCAC was formed to provide an association through which the member institutions may encourage organized competition in intercollegiate sports among teams representative of their respective student bodies. Members of this conference share a commitment to priority of the overall quality of academic standards and quality educational experiences.
The SCAC’s 15th Anniversary teams were selected in each sport through balloting by present coaches and administrators. Athletes who participated in conference competition between the fall of 1991 through the spring of 2004 and had been named to at least two All-SCAC teams were eligible for selection.
The complete release is available here.Back