Aballi and Edri Earn Academic Honors
June 5, 2008
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Two U of M women's track and field athletes earned CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV team accolades. Sivan Aballi was named to the first team for the second time in her career and Chen Edri earned second team honors for the second time in her stint at Memphis.
Aballi graduated in the December of 2007 with a degree in Communications. She is currently a graduate student at the U of M, working her way towards a master's degree in the same field. She earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.80 in her undergrad and currently holds a 3.83 after her first semester of grad school.
She will be competing at the 2008 NCAA Track and Field Championships after receiving an at-large bid into the national championships after finishing ninth in the women's shot put at regionals. She has a season best mark of 16.36 meters.
Edri completed her U of M campaign graduating with a cumulative grade point average of 3.80 and a bachelor's degree in biology. She was the co-recipient of the M-Club Female Scholar Athlete of the Year award. In her last track meet as a Tiger, Edri won the Conference USA women's outdoor high jump title with a mark of 1.75 meters. Edri will be pursuing a graduate degree in physical therapy.