June 5, 2007
SACRAMENTO, Calif., -- Washington State University senior heptathlete, Diana Pickler, was honored Tuesday as the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division I West District co-Women's Field Athlete of the Year for 2007 outdoor season.
Pickler, a four-time All-American from Sachse, Texas, shared the honor with Arizona State thrower Sarah Stevens. Pickler is the national collegiate leader in the heptathlon with a school-record and Pacific-10 Conference record 6,205 points. She is the 2007 Pac-10 heptathlon champion and also holds the WSU record for 100m hurdles after running a time of 13.28 seconds this spring. Pickler has also produced WSU top-10 performances in the 200m, high jump, long jump and javelin.
The USTFCCCA selects men's and women's track and field athletes from NCAA Division I schools for each of the four regions (East, Mideast, Midwest and West).
Pickler is among a dozen Cougars participating in the NCAA Track & Field Championships Wednesday, June 6, through Saturday, June 9, at Sacramento.