INDIANAPOLIS – Junior Shauna-Kay Creary of the University of the District of Columbia, has been announced as a participant for the 2013 NCAA Division II Women's Indoor Track & Field Championships in the Long Jump event. Student-athletes qualified for the championships by reaching the automatic and provisional standards established for each event.
"I'm elated with the announcement that Shauna-Kay is part of the Long Jump field for the NCAA Championships," head coach Alton McKenzie said. "She's had a fantastic Indoor season on the track and in the field, and the Long Jump will be the perfect event for her to show the nation what she can do."
Creary (Accounting – Kingston, Jamaica, St. Andrew HS), who was just named USTFCCCA Division II Female Athlete of the Week after leading the Firebirds to a historic inaugural East Coast Conference Championship victory, was selected to participate as a result of her No. 12 national ranking and season-best 5.77M jump on Saturday, February 23rd.
The championships will be held March 7th-9th in Birmingham, Alabama at the Birmingham CrossPlex as part of the 2013 NCAA Division II National Championships Festival. The Gulf South Conference and the City of Birmingham will serve as co-hosts of the championships. The entire event will be streamed live at NCAA.com.
"We are looking forward to Shauna-Kay going to Alabama and continuing to perform at a high level…she's ready," McKenzie said.