TOWSON, Md. – BYU's Nachelle Mackie added another major honor to her stellar junior season as she was named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country Team on Thursday.
The Spanish Fork, Utah, native had one of the most successful individual seasons in BYU history as she was the 2012 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor 800-meter national champion. At the Indoor Championships in Nampa, Idaho, she won with a school record time of 2:03.30. At the Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, Mackie recorded BYU’s second fastest outdoor 800 meter time of 2:01.06. She is the only Cougar to win national championships in the same event at the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships in the same year.
In addition to her national championships, Mackie earned All-America honors in the distance medley relay and was the 800 meter champion at the MPSF Indoor Championships.
Mackie is an elementary education major with a 3.98 G.P.A.
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