June 16, 2014
NEW ORLEANS - Allison Barwise of the Boston University women's track & field team was named a First-Team All-American by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), as announced on Monday afternoon.
Barwise earned the honor after finishing sixth in the high jump at the 2014 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships. She had a mark of 1.83 meters in Saturday's competition to conclude her collegiate career. The 2014 outdoor season was perhaps her best, as she set three school records, including a new high jump standard of 1.89 meters.
The Orange, Connecticut, native was the USTFCCCA Northeast Regional Field Athlete of the Year and was also selected as Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Barwise achieved a height of 1.84 meters or higher at six separate competitions this year and also broke the school record in the heptathlon (5628) and javelin (44.38m) en route to being named Patriot League Field Athlete of the Meet at the conference championships.
This is the first time that Barwise has been a First-Team All-American during the outdoor season and she is now a four-time All-America honoree over her brilliant career. Barwise also earned first-team accolades during the 2012 indoor season.
Rosa Moriello, who competed in the 5,000m run on Saturday, earned Honorable Mention status after a top-20 finish. She capped a strong year with a time of 16:31.13; her personal-best time in that event came at the East prelims when she turned in a time of 16:03.57.
First-Team All-America honors were awarded to those who finished among the top eight in an individual or relay event as part of a team; Second-Team All-America honors went to those who finished between ninth and 16th and Honorable Mention honors were given to the remaining finishers.