News : GA Team Member, Anne Twombly, Recieves Woman of the Year Nomination

Jun 23, 2015

Originally published in the Portsmouth Herald.

Senior Anne Twombly of the University of New Hampshire women's track and field team has been nominated for the National Collegiate Athletic Association Woman of the Year award, the school announced Friday.

Now in its 25th year, the Woman of the Year award honors graduating female college athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in academics, athletics, service and leadership.

The announcement comes after Twombly was a part of a historic year for both the cross country and track teams at UNH.

The cross country squad won its second America East Championship in as many seasons as the Exeter native and former Blue Hawk star finished fifth overall (17 minutes, 51 seconds) in the 5,000-meter race. Her successful season earned her the inaugural America East Elite 18 award that honors the highest achievement in academics and athletics by a student-athlete in each America East sponsored sport. The conference finish led to her first NCAA appearance of the year where Twombly competed in the 6,000-meter race (21:28.8) at the Div. I Northeast Region Cross Country Championships.

During the indoor season, the distance star placed first in both the 800-meter race (2:09.42) and the mile (4:52.79) to help her team place fourth overall at the America East Indoor Championships (Feb. 20-21). She earned All-American second team status following a 14th place finish in the 800-meter race at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships (March 13-14).

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