Haskell named Colby's nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Colby College graduate Mardi Haskell (Holderness, N.H.), a four-time All-American skier, is the College's nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

Since the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) does not sponsor skiing as a conference sport, Haskell will be part of a separate pool of nominees selected by an NCAA committee. A committee put together by the NESCAC office selects the NCAA Woman of the Year nominee to represent the league.

Haskell was a four-time All-American for Colby at the NCAA Division I Championships. She was an All-East First Team selection all four years and was the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) Rookie of the Year. Haskell had two All-American honors in the slalom and two in the giant slalom. She finished fourth in the slalom as both a sophomore and junior and closed out her career finishing 10th in the giant slalom at the 2017 NCAA Championships. 

In her final season, Haskell placed in the top-10 in every slalom race and all but one giant slalom race on the EISA circuit. Overall, Haskell finished in the top seven in 33 of 48 races in her career.

At Colby's Senior Awards Ceremony in May, Haskell earned The Millett Award as the top senior female athlete. At the U.S. Alpine Championships in late March 2017, Haskell finished eighth in the slalom and 13th in the giant slalom.

While at Colby, Haskell was a captain for the ski team, served as an orientation leader, and was a lab research assistant. She also volunteered for the Colby Relay for Life for three years and worked as a monitor in the athletic center.

Haskell graduated from Colby in May with a degree in biology. She was a three-time NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team selection and was a Champlin Scholar, an honor given to biology majors who have achieved academic excellence.

The NCAA Woman of the Year Award honors graduating student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service, and leadership. The winner for 2017 will be announced in Indianapolis on Oct. 22.

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