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Clemson’s Gisele Oliveira Earns Second Academic All-America Honor

Clemson’s Gisele Oliveira Earns Second Academic All-America Honor

June 23, 2005

Clemson women’s track and field standout Gisele Oliveira was named a member of the 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Women’s Cross Country/Track and Field Team as selected by CoSIDA. This is the second first-team honor for the graduate from Porto Alegre, Brazil. In May, Oliveira graduated with a 3.96 GPA in management. She is the eighth Clemson student-athlete to earn two Academic All-America honors. Oliveira joins Steve Fuller (football, 1977-78), Denise Murphy (volleyball, 1985-86), Christine Sherman (volleyball, 1986-87), Kyle Young (football, 1999-00-01), Chad Carson (1999-00-01), Jonathan Byrd (1999-00) and Tommy Rappold (swimming, 2004-05) with that distinction.

She was selected to the 2004 CoSIDA Academic All-America team, and also earned all-district honors in 2003. Oliveira posted a 3.96 GPA in her undergraduate studies, and is currently pursuing graduate school options as she plans to train for her professional career locally. By merit of earning first team all-district honors, Oliveira is eligible for national Academic All-America honors. She is the 2005 NCAA Indoor Champion in the triple jump,

The 2005 NCAA Indoor Champion in the triple jump, Oliveira completed her Clemson career with six All-America certificates, five in the triple jump and one in the long jump. Oliveira only the second Lady Tiger to win a national championship in a field event. Her six honors rank her tied for third in most All-America accolades earned by a Lady Tiger. Only Shekera Weston (10) and Tina Krebs (8) gathered more national accolades, while Jamine Moton was also a six-time honoree. She is the Lady Tigers’ all-time leader in the triple jump indoor and outdoor, and ranks second on the career list in the long jump. Oliveira set the Clemson, ACC and South American record in the triple jump earlier this season with a mark of 45’9″.

Clemson CoSIDA Academic All-Americans

Year Athlete Sport
1959-60 Lou Cordileone Football
1977-78 Steve Fuller Football
1978-79 Steve Fuller Football
1979-80 Bobby Conrad Men’s Basketball
1985-86 Denise Murphy Volleyball
  Tina Krebs #Women’s Track and Field
1986-87 Denise Murphy Volleyball
  Ingelise Driehuis #Women’s Tennis
  Christine Sherman Volleyball
1987-88 Christine Sherman Volleyball
1988-89 James Rootes #Men’s Soccer
  Dov Kremer #Men’s Track and Field
1991-92 Liz Dolan #Women’s Swimming
1994-95 Paul Galloway Baseball
1996-97 Mitch Sprengelmeyer #Men’s Tennis
1998-99 Jennifer Mihalik #Women’s Swimming
  Jonathan Byrd #Men’s Golf
  Will York #Men’s Swimming
1999-00 Kyle Young Football
  Chad Carson Football
  Jonathan Byrd #Golf
2000-01 Kyle Young Football
  Chad Carson Football
2001-02 Kyle Young Football
  Chad Carson Football
  D.J. Trahan #Golf
  Doug Ameigh #Men’s Track and Field
2002-03 Jenna Burtch #Women’s Swimming
  Rick Hill #Men’s Track and Field
2003-04 Tommy Rappold Men’s Swimming
  Gisele Oliveira Women’s Track and Field
2004-05 Tommy Rappold #Men’s Swimming
  Gisele Oliveira Women’s Track and Field

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