AKA Soror Kristen Bridges Among Top Student-Athletes at Ole Miss
A West Jones High School graduate is among 10 Ole Miss student-athletes selected to the 2011-12 Who’s Who Among students In American Universities and Colleges for the University of Mississippi.
Jones County resident Kristen Bridges, daughter of Rev. W. E. and Janice Bridges, is among those selected for the honor. She is a member of the women’s track team. Bridges’ father was also a member of the Ole Miss track and field team.
Bridges has been an Academic All-American, member of the All-SEC (Southeastern Conference) Honor Society, and the National Honor Society each year. She is also a member Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
She was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team; selected as a member of the Division I U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team; named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll; ran the second leg of the 1600 meter sprint medley and helped Ole Miss set a new school record with a time of 3:50.68 en route to a third place finish at the Florida Relays; ran the fourth fastest time in school history in the 100 meters with an NCAA regional mark of 11.54 en route to a fourth place finish at the Ole Miss Invitational; ran the second leg of the 1600 meter sprint relay team that helped Ole Miss finish in first with a time of 3:51.15 and claim its first Drake Relay title in school history; posted an NCAA regional mark in the 100 meters at the Alabama Relays with a time of 11.70 en route to a second place finish; also took third in the 200 meters at the Alabama Relays with a time of 24.68; finished in second place in the 100 meters at the Mississippi Open with an NCAA regional time of 11.65; turned in a sixth place finish in the 200 meters with a time of 24.13 at the LSU Alumni Gold meet.
Bridges was recognized in an induction ceremony on Jan. 7 in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts on the Oxford campus.