June 6, 2012
IRVING, Texas (C-USA/SMU) – SMU thrower Ayla Gill was named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team, the league announced today. Gill recently graduated with a 3.893 GPA in accounting.
The native of Auckland, New Zealand was a C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll member and recipient of the conference’s Academic Medal the past three years. In 2010 she was selected to the USTFCCCA All-Academic selection. The following year she was a member of the Capital One Academic All-District Team.
During her final season at SMU, Gill placed second in the hammer throw at the C-USA Outdoor Championship (53.50m), while taking third in the weight throw at the C-USA Indoor Championship (18.03). During the outdoor season, she won the hammer throw at the Bobby Lane Invitational (53.26m), North Texas Spring Classic (53.25m) and Bobcat Classic (52.38m). She also recorded the second-best throw in the conference with a toss of 55.20m. The indoor season saw her post top-five finishes in the weight throw.