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Emory Women's Cross Country Lands Six On UAA 30th Anniversary Team

Emory Women's Cross Country Lands Six On UAA 30th Anniversary Team

The Emory University women's cross country program saw six former standouts earn berths on the University Athletic Association's 30th Anniversary Team.

Christine Gallagher (1994-95), (Vista Beasley (1994-97), Sarah Byrd (1998-2001), Angela Davie (2001-2004), Amy DiBianca (2003-2006) and Lauren Shores (2004-2007) were the Emory representatives among the 48 awardees.

The 30th Anniversary Team consists of each student-athlete who earned Individual Champion honors or accumulated five or more points in her career, with two points awarded for All-Association first team recognition and one point for second-team honors.

Gallagher was the first Emory female runner to cross the finish line in the top position at the conference championships, claiming the No. 1 post as a junior in 1994. Later in the season, she would become the program's first All-American.

Byrd, the program's only two-time All-American in cross country, raced to All-Association first-team honors as a junior in 2000 by virtue of her fourth-place finish.  The following campaign, she became the second Emory runner to win the conference championship. In the fall of 2016, Byrd was inducted into the Emory Sports Hall of Fame.

Davie was First-Team All-UAA on two occasions, the first time as a sophomore in 2002 when she finished runner-up, and her senior year in 2004 following a seventh-place finish.  In addition, she landed second-team acclaim in 2001 and 2003.

A two-time member of the All-UAA First Team, Beasley captured her initial spot with a third-place finish in 1995.  After a second-team appearance the following year, she closed out her league career with her second first-team honor after posting a fourth-place effort.  Beasley would bring home All-America honors at the 1997 NCAA Championships.

DiBianca is the only runner in program annals to have earned three first-team berths on the All-UAA Team, with those coming in 2003 (4th place), 2005 (5th place) and 2006 (7th place).  In addition, as a sophomore she was a second-team performer.

After racing to all-conference second-team recognition each of her first three years, Shores broke through as a senior in 2007 with a first-team honor following her seventh-place performance at the UAA Championships.