Franklin College Grad & Greenwood Chamber Employee Named Semifinalist 2015 NCAA Woman of The Year
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has named recent Franklin College graduate and Greater Greenwood Chamber employee Anna Murdock as one of just 30 semifinalists for the 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. The national track champion is one of ten recognized in the Division III category after being selected from a record 147 conference nominations and more than 450 total nominations.
Each year the NCAA honors a Woman of the Year who has excelled during her college years in academic achievement, athletics, athletics excellence and service and leadership.
During her college career, Murdock:
- Won the 800-meter run at the 2015 Division III outdoor track and field national championships
- Earned All-American honors at the 2015 indoor national championships
- Served as the 2014 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) cross country individual champion during her senior season.
- Became the HCAC Female Athlete of the Year for the 2014-15 athletic season after winning five conference outdoor and indoor track event titles
- Was recognized as the HCAC Most Valuable Player in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track in 2014-15
After earning a triple major in International Business, Management and Marketing from Franklin College, Murdock joined the Greater Greenwood Chamber as the membership development manager.
“We were immediately impressed with Anna’s skillset, dedication and work ethic,” said Christian Maslowski, president and CEO of the Greater Greenwood Chamber. “With Anna growing up on the south side and attending Franklin College, we are excited to have homegrown talent join the Chamber team.”
The NCAA Woman of the Year committee will now select nine finalists and the winner will be announced during a banquet in Indianapolis on Sunday, October 18.