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BYU track: Rachel Fisher receives Academic All-District honors

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 1 2015 10:53 a.m. MDT

PROVO, Utah – BYU women’s track and field senior Rachel Fisher was named to the Capital One Academic All-District 8 First Team Thursday by CoSIDA. Fisher, who competes in the pole vault, is majoring in biophysics and carries a 3.92 GPA.

A native of Allen, Texas, Fisher has enjoyed a senior season in which she has placed first in the pole vault at four indoor meets and three outdoor meets. She opened the indoor season with a vault of 3.95 meters (12-11.5) to win the Blue and Orange Opener at Boise State. Fisher followed the win at the Blue and Orange with a win in three of the next four meets in which she competed.

Fisher’s outdoor season began with a win at the Trojan Invitational at USC, and she also claimed victories at the Sacramento State Mondo Mid-Major Challenge and the BYU Robison Invitational. Her top indoor vault came at the Armory Collegiate Invitational and measured 4.10 meters (13-5.25). Fisher's top outdoor vault came at the Robison Invitational and measured 4.01 meters (13-1.75).

This marks Fisher’s second Capitol One Academic All-District honor as she claimed the distinction in 2011. Fisher is also a three-time U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic honoree.

First‐team Academic All‐District honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All‐America Team ballot, where first‐, second‐ and third‐team All‐America honorees will be selected later this month.

Kyle Chilton is the director of media relations for BYU men's basketball. He can be reached at 801-422-4909, kyle_chilton@byu.edu or on Twitter @kylechilton.

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