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

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Caitlin Lawlor was named Colby College's nominee to represent the New England Small College Athletic Conference as its NCAA Woman of the Year nominee.
 
A total of 11 women, representing 10 institutions, have been nominated to represent the NESCAC. A committee of conference administrators will select the NESCAC's representative for the award.
 
After transferring to Colby for her sophomore year, Lawlor ran for both the cross country and track and field teams. A two-time NCAA Cross Country Championship participant, she earned All-NESCAC and All-New England honors twice and finished third at the NESCAC cross country meet in 2018.
 
Lawlor also earned All-NESCAC honors in 2017 in outdoor track and field. She qualified for the 2017 and 2018 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in the 3,000 meters and mile run. The school record holder in the 3,000 meters and the distance medley relay, Lawlor helped Colby finish fourth in the team standings at the 2018 NESCAC outdoor meet.
 
At the Colby Athletics Senior Awards Ceremony, Lawlor was honored with the Patty Valavanis Award for academics, athletics, and sportsmanship.
 
Earning a degree in biology with a minor in chemistry, Lawlor had the fifth-highest grade-point average among senior student-athletes. She also earned the Thomas W. Easton Prize in Biology as a senior for her academic achievement and passion for the subject.
 
The 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year will be announced on October 28 in Indianapolis.