Campus briefs: Cristal Turner reunites with Jerry Finkbeiner at Utah State
Callister, a native of Ogden and graduate of Ogden High School, had an incredible year as a member of the Weber State women's cross country and track and field teams. In the past year she won four Big Sky Conference titles in indoor and outdoor track. At the 2012 indoor track championships she won the 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters and was second in the mile in helping Weber State win the conference title. For her performance she was named the Female Athlete of the Meet. In outdoor track she won the 5,000 meters and the 10,000 meters at the conference meet for the third consecutive season, becoming the first athlete in conference history to win both events in three straight years. She qualified for the NCAA First Round Championship in the 10,000 meters and just missed advancing to the NCAA Championships.
She also set a Weber State and Big Sky record in the 10,000 meters in outdoor track and posted five times on the school's all-time top 10 list.
Last fall in cross country she earned All-Conference honors by finishing fifth at the Big Sky Championships, helping Weber State win the conference title.
She was also recently selected to represent the United States in the 10,000 meters at the 2012 North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) U-23 Championships, scheduled for July 6-8 in Guanajuato, Mexico.
Callister carries a 4.0 GPA in Nursing at Weber State and was named the Weber State Female Athlete of the Year for the second-straight year.
SUU'S LEVINS NAMED LEAGUE OUTDOOR TRACK ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Southern Utah University's Cameron Levins has been named the Summit League Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year after claiming two NCAA titles and three conference titles in his final collegiate campaign.
Levins recently captured Southern Utah's first NCAA titles after finishing first in the 10K (28:07.14) and 5K (13:40.05). His first-place time in the 10K was also a stadium record and both races capped an undefeated streak in both distances during the year.
Levins ran to first-place finishes in the 1,500; 5,000 and 10,000-meters at the Summit League championships and also appeared on the medal stand in the 800-meters with a third-place finish.
The conference award is one of many that the senior has added to his trophy case this year, having already earned USTFCCCA Men's Mountain Region Track Athlete of the Year, Summit League Track MVP and being named a semifinalist for The Bowerman Award.
SUU LANDS 101 ON WINTER/SPRING ACADEMIC ALL-LEAGUE TEAMS: More than 100 student-athletes from Southern Utah University have been named to the Summit League Winter/Spring Academic All-League teams. More than half of the list includes student-athletes that have been named Distinguished Scholars after carrying a GPA of 3.60 or higher.
The women's track & field team led all squads with 24 honorees, followed by men's track & field (21), softball (15), baseball (12), men's basketball (11), women's basketball (6), women's golf (5), men's golf (4) and women's tennis (3).
In order to be selected to the Academic All-Summit League Team, a student-athlete must have a 3.0 or better grade-point average (GPA) in the semester in which they compete and must use a year of eligibility. In order to be named a Distinguished Scholar, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.60 GPA.
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