Franklin, Ind. - Recent Franklin College graduate Anna Murdock (Trafalgar, Ind./Indian Creek) has been nominated for the 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, based on her cross country and track and field performances during the 2014-15 athletic year.
Murdock became the college's first national champion when she won the 800-meter run at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field National Championships in May. All-American honors were earned at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field National Championships.
Murdock was named the Female Athlete of the Year in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) after being the Most Valuable Player in cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track. She was the HCAC's 2014 cross country individual champion, and won five events at the HCAC's indoor and outdoor track and field championships during her senior season.
The NCAA's Woman of the Year Award is presented annually to a graduating female student-athlete from a Division I, II, or III institution, based on academic and athletic performances, community and campus service, and leadership qualities. The list of award nominees will be trimmed to 30 semifinalists, and nine finalists will be announced in September.
Murdock earned a bachelor's degree in international business, completing with a 3.49 grade point average.