Bulldog Alumna Named All-American

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Hewlett High School Graduate Heather Theiss has been named an All-American for her achievements, taking sixth in the pole vaulting on March 9th at Grinnel College in Iowa.

Theiss set a personal and Tufts University school record in the NCAA pole vault with a 12 foot, 3 and a half inch jump on her first attempt.

“For me personally, I’m very happy.”  Theiss said.   “Because I’m a senior, it’s hard not to think of these meets as my last shot to really do well and improve….. Getting that personal record was huge for me.”

Theiss will graduate Tufts with honors after making the Dean’s list for seven consecutive semesters.  She will be attending the University of Delaware’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Graduate program, beginning in July.

“Now I’m just getting ready for outdoors, and hopefully I can continue to improve my jumps even more.”  Theiss added as she looks forward to her last season of collegiate competition this spring.

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