June 2, 2011

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame senior cross country/track and field athlete Erica Watson (Noblesville, Ind./Noblesville) has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District V Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country Team. She competed in all but one cross country meet on the season while posting a cumulative grade-point average of 3.97.

Her senior cross country campaign was highlighted by an eighth-place finish that helped the Irish to the team title at the National Catholic Invitational. She concluded her season with top-50 finishes at both the BIG EAST Championships and the NCAA Midwest Regional. As a junior, she notched a pair of top-10 finishes as she helped the Irish reach the NCAA Championships, where she placed 196th as an individual.

Watson is a finance major enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business. She is joined on the first team by Chelsea Blanchard (Indiana), Breanne Ehrman (Indiana), Megan Gingerich (Eastern Illinois), Kelsey Hanley (Indiana State), Olivia Johnson (Marquette), Allison Malone (Indiana State), Vera Neuenswander (Indiana), Nicole Noelliste (Loyola Chicago), Sarah Pease (Indiana) and Faith Sherrill (Indiana).