June 15, 2010
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Senior high jumper Jane Doolittle has been named UCSBgauchos.com Athlete of the Week after her fourth-place finish and All-American showing at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., last weekend.
Doolittle finished fourth in the women's high jump, adding All-American honors to her dream season which included a Big West Conference title and a UCSB school record.
After the opening height knocked off about half the field in the women's high jump, 12 athletes cleared 5'9.25" (1.76m) to set up a showdown for the eight All-American positions. Only four athletes cleared the next height of 5'10.75" (1.80m), including Doolittle, who cleared it on her final attempt. Her fourth-place, All-American finish is the best ever by a UCSB high jumper.