Women's Outdoor Track & Field

April Holmes has always had a need for speed

April Holmes is a former track and field student-athlete from Norfolk State University. Despite losing one of her legs below the knee in a freak accident, Holmes became not only a successful motivational speaker and author but also a multi-medal winner in the Paralympics as a sprinter.

"The adjustment wasn’t too hard."

Maria Hauer, who was born deaf but can now hear at a 60-80 percent level after seven surgeries, competed for the Huskies’ cross country team in the fall, the Nordic ski team in the winter and ran the 800-meter and the 1,600-meter relay for the track team in the spring. She also dabbles in music, playing the violin, piano, baritone, trombone and the clarinet.

2002 NCAA Woman of the Year

UC Davis runner wins 'life race' with NCAA recognition By Kay Hawes, The NCAA News , November 11, 2002 Tanisha Silas' specialty was the 400 meters, but it is her performance in the race of life that makes her stand out. Silas, a former...

1999 NCAA Woman of the Year

Demby named 1999 Woman of the Year For UC Davis track star, award is about 'everything I love to do' By Kay Hawes, Staff Writer The NCAA News , November 8, 1999 Jamila Demby, a track and field standout from the University of California,...

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