Florida Atlantic Student-Athletes Excel Academically
Eight student-athletes were named to the president's list after earning a perfect 4.0 GPA for fall 2012.
153 achieved a 3.0 or higher in 2011-12
Ten student-athletes were named to the President's List, 19 student-athletes received Dean's List recognition
Vidal breaks own mark in men's 1,500 in Coral Gables
Sophomore (2012): At the Jimmy Carnes Invitational, ran in the 200 meters (27.25) and 55 meter hurdles (9.24)...had a time of 7.73 in the 55 meters at the Gator Invitational the following week...lowered her 55 meter hurdle time to 8.56 at that meet...set a new PR at the BU Valentine Invitational in the 200 meters, 26.58, and a new PR in the 55 meter hurdles at the Sun Belt Indoor Championships, 8.35...at the UM Hurricane Invitational, finished fifth in the 400 meter hurdles (1:03.60) and as part of the fourth-place finishers in the 4x400...had her first race of the season in the 100 hurdles at the UCF Invitational, finishing 15th at 14.66...her time of 1:03.01 in the 400 hurdles at the UM Alumni Invite was her lowest of the career.
Freshman (2011): Her first collegiate meet was the indoor Jimmy Carnes Invitational, participating in the 55 meters (7.54), 200 meters (33.94) and 55 meter hurdles (8.30, finishing fifth)...ran her season-best time in the 200 at the Sun Belt Indoor Championships (26.91)...won the 400 meter hurdles (1:04.99) and was second in the 100 hurdles (14.60) at the FAU Invitational...finished 12th in the 100 meter hurdles at the Miami Hurricane Invitational (14.51)...finished 11th in the 400 meter hurdles at the UCF Invitational (1:03.59)...had ninth-place finishes at the UM Alumni Invitational in the 100 hurdles (14.48) and 400 hurdles (1:03.66)...set a PR at the Penn Relays in the 400 hurdles (1:03.48)...qualified for the finals in both events at the Sun Belt Championships, placing fourth in the 400 hurdles (1:04.97 in the prelims, 1:05.16 in the finals) and 10th in the 100 hurdles (15.10).
High School: School record holder in both 100- and 300-meter hurdles...All-Northwest Florida and first team All-District...named Player of the Week by the Pensacola News Journal...state runner-up in 300-meter hurdles...also school record holder as a weightlifter...named Most Athletic as a senior and named to school's hall of fame...was a Florida Medallion recipient...ran for coach Ken Rollins.
Personal: Criminal Justice major...also resided in Elberta, AL and Dillington, AK...daughter of Anthony Walton and Nathalie Dull...hopes to one day be an FBI agent or to be successful in her chosen career field...hobbies include fishing and snow-machining...has been on the 3.0+ Wall every semester since spring of her freshman year.