Very few athletes were more successful over a two-year span as Melissa Agnew from 2012 to 2013, but it’s what she did throughout her legendary career that landed her in the USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Track & Field Athlete Hall of Fame.
Between her junior and senior year, the UMary standout combined to win three national titles, seven of her eight Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference titles and seven of her nine career All-America honors in track & field.
Agnew’s senior year probably stood out the most. Not only did she become the first woman in NSIC history to win three consecutive 1000-meter titles indoors, but she was part of the DMR that gave the Marauders their first national title at the NCAA level. Agnew wasn’t done there, though, as she won the indoor mile and capped her career with a 1500-meter crown outdoors.
This is the first time in program history that an athlete from UMary has been inducted into the USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Track & Field Athlete Hall of Fame.