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Sept. 18, 2002

The Atlantic Coast 50th Anniversary Women’s Indoor Track Team was announced today by Commissioner John Swofford. The team was voted on by the nine league institutions as decided by the league’s 50th Anniversary Committee. The University of Virginia placed seven athletes on the team including six time All-American Gail Bryant, five time All-Americans Sonja Fridy and Michele Rowen, three time ACC champ in the outdoor long jump Dana Boone, UVA outdoor high jump record holder Ann Bair, UVA indoor high jump record holder Sherry Gould, and two time All-American Claire Forbes.

Virginia’s honorees on the ACC 50th Anniversary Women’s Indoor team:

Ann Bair (1980-83)Two time All-American in the High Jump (I) (1981, 1983)…ACC Outdoor Champion in the High Jump (1983) and Heptathlon (1983)…UVA Outdoor record holder in the High Jump (1.89m, 1983)

Dana Boone (1988-91)Named to All-America team three times in 1991 (Long Jump, (I,O), Triple Jump (O))…All-American in the outdoor Long Jump in 1990, All-American in the Indoor and Outdoor Triple Jump in 1989…Three time ACC Champion in the Outdoor Long Jump (1988,1990, 1991), ACC Indoor Champion in Long Jump (1989), Two time ACC Outdoor Champion in the Triple Jump (1988, 1991)…Holds UVA Indoor record for the Long Jump (6.44m, 1991)…Holds UVA Outdoor record for the Long Jump (6.65m, 1990) and the Triple Jump (13.05m, 1991)

Gail Bryant (1982-85)Six time All-American (440m (I), 4x440m (I)-1982, 4x800m (I), 800m (O)-1984, 4x800m (I), 800m (O)-1985)…ACC Outdoor Champion in the 400m (1985), Two time ACC Champion in the 400m Hurdles…UVA Outdoor record holder in the 800m (2:04.21,1985), 4x800m (8:32.13, 1982)

Claire Forbes (1990-93)Two time All-American in 1992 (3,000m (I,O))…Two time ACC Outdoor Champion in the 1,500m (1990,1991), 3,000m (1990, 1992), and three time ACC Outdoor Champion in the 5,000m (1990,1991, 1992)…ACC Indoor Champion in the Mile (1990) and 3,000m (1992)…ACC Performer of the Meet (1990,1992)

Sonja Fridy (1984-87)Five time All-American in 1987 for Long Jump (I,O), 500m (I), 200m (O), 400m (O)…ACC Outdoor Champion in the Long Jump (1985, 1986,1987), 100m (1984,1986,1987), 200m (1984 1986, 1987)…ACC Indoor Champion 60m (1987)…Holds UVA Outdoor records in the 100m (11.36,1987), 200m (23.14,1987), 400m (51.96,1987), 4×400 (3:36.24, 1985)…Holds UVA Indoor records in 55m (6.82,1986), 500m (1:09.89,1987), 4x400m (3:39.93,1987)… ACC Performer of the Meet (1986)

Sherry Gould (1991-94)Three time All-American (1993- High Jump (I,O), 1994- High Jump (I))… ACC Champion in Heptathlon (1993), two time ACC Indoor Champion in the High Jump (1993, 1994)…Holds UVA Indoor High Jump record (1.87m, 1994)

Michele Rowen (1983-86)Five time All-American (4x800m (I)-1984, 4x800m (I), 1,500m (O)-1986, Mile (I), 1,500m (O)-1986)…ACC Indoor Championship in the Mile (1987), ACC Outdoor Champion in the 3,000m (1987)…Holds UVA Outdoor record in the 1500m (4:15.37, 1987), 4x1500m (17:48.76, 1987), DMR (11:06.58, 1987)

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