Six Track & Field/Cross Country Athletes Among NCAA Woman of the Year Top 30

Six Track & Field/Cross Country Athletes Among NCAA Woman of the Year Top 30

Track & Field/Cross Country Top 30 Honorees

Name

School

Div.

Conference

Sport(s)

Lucy Cheadle Washington (Mo.) III UAA Cross Country
Track & Field
Christina Matheny Wingate II SAC Track & Field
Alison Maxwell Middlebury III NESCAC Cross Country
Track & Field
Anna Murdock Franklin College III Heartland Cross Country
Track & Field
Colleen Quigley Florida State I ACC Cross Country
Track & Field
Ivy Watts New Haven II Northeast-10 Track & Field

 

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INDIANAPOLIS – Thirty women have been recognized by the NCAA Woman of the Year selection committee as the top 30 honorees for the 2015 Woman of the Year Award.

From a record 480 school nominees, the committee selected 10 women representing each of the three NCAA divisions and 12 different sports.

The top 30 honorees reflect the pillars of the Woman of the Year Award, demonstrating excellence in academics, athletics, community service and leadership.

“This year marks the 25th celebration of the Woman of the Year program, and these women continue the tradition of being the best and brightest in college sports,” said Shantey Hill, chair of the selection committee and assistant vice president and senior director of athletics of St. Joseph’s College (Long Island). “This year’s top 30 honorees are outstanding examples for women competing in sports at any level, and we are confident that they will continue to make a difference in the world for many years to come.”

In late September, the selection committee will name nine finalists – three women from each division. The 2015 Woman of the Year, selected by the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics, will be announced Oct. 18 at a ceremony in Indianapolis.

Below are brief details about each of the track & field/cross country Top 30 honorees, courtesy of the NCAA.

Anna Murdock, Franklin College

Major: International Business; Business Management

GPA: 3.48

Cross Country; Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field

Colleen Quigley, Florida State

Major: Dietetics

GPA: 3.87

Cross Country; Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field

Lucy Cheadle, Washington (Mo.)

Major: Chemical Engineering

GPA: 3.80

Cross Country; Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field

Christina Matheny, Wingate

Major: Human Services

GPA: 3.72

Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field

Alison Maxwell, Middlebury

Major: Biochemistry

GPA: 3.80

Cross Country; Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field

Ivy Watts, New Haven

Major: Psychology

GPA: 3.97

Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field