NEW ORLEANS - LaPorscha Wells and Alysiah Whittaker were both named 2017 Outdoor Track and Field All-Americans Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Both Panthers were selected to the second team for placing finished 9th through 16th in their respective events at the 2017 NCAA Championships last week in Eugene, Ore. For Wells, it's her second All-America nod of her career as she was named a 2017 Indoor All-American earlier this year.

Wells placed 13th in the hammer throw with a distance of 62.87m last Thursday in Eugene. That toss was just short of Wells' GSU record of 65.39m. Wells finishes her GSU career as one of the most decorated athletes in school history. Earlier this year, she earned All-America honors at the NCAA Indoor Championships to become the first female track and field All-American in school history. Arizona State's Maggie Ewen won the event with a new NCAA record of 73.32m.

Whittaker competed in the shot put later on Thursday and registered a throw of 16.31m. Whittaker came up just short of her GSU record of 16.83m. Danniel Thomas of Kent State took home first place in the shot put with a throw of 19.15m. Whittaker will end her GSU career as the current school record holder in both the shot put and discus.

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