Track and field team to hold tryouts Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012
Former All-Southland Conference selection, Dess Meek, is in her second season as an assistant coach with the Stephen F. Austin men's and women's track and field program. Meek works with the Lumberjack and Ladyjack jumps squad, as well as assisting Ron McCown with the multi-event athletes.
Meek proved herself as an asset to the program in her first season. She had seven All-Southland athletes, three individual champions and coached 16 scoring performances at the conference indoor and outdoor meets. In addition to those numbers, Meek produced the 2012 SLC Indoor Female Freshman of the Year, and the 2012 conference male field athlete of the year.
Meek was a standout athlete at Sam Houston State where she earned All-SLC honors five times during her career. A three-time NCAA qualifier, Meek garnered team MVP honors in 2008 and 2009. Following her graduation from SHSU, Meek transferred to Baylor to pursue a Master's degree in sports pedagogy. While in Waco, Meek continued her success on the track and in the classroom. She was a 2010 All-Big XII and Academic All-Big XII selection, and garnered Big XII Commissioner's Honor Roll recognition.
Meek received her bachelor's degree from SHSU in 2009, and is on pace to graduate with her Master's degree in December 2011.
The Meek Résumé
7 All-SLC Performers
3 SLC Individual Champions
1 SLC Male Field Athletes of the Year
1 SLC Freshmen of the Year