Women's Outdoor Track & Field

Powering Through

As a trainer on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” Jen Widerstrom’s work involves supporting and pushing contestants to achieve their goals. Now in her second season with the program that is part weight-loss competition, part reality television show, Widerstrom – a former hammer thrower on the University of Kansas track and field team – thinks of her job as a way of sharing the story of the human condition.

Gail Koziara Boudreaux: From the basketball court to the boardroom

Gail Koziara Boudreaux, recognized on Fortune magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Women in American Business” and Forbes' “100 Most Powerful Women in the World’’ lists, uses the lessons she learned on Dartmouth’s basketball court to build successful management teams in the healthcare industry.

2015 Woman of the Year finalist: Colleen Quigley

Colleen Quigley once shunned running shoes in favor of those worn for tap, jazz and ballet. Then modeling beckoned. Running, it seemed, would be an afterthought. Now, Quigley has an NCAA steeplechase national championship, Olympic dreams and, most importantly, no regrets.

2011 NCAA Woman of the Year

Laura Barito is the 2011 NCAA Woman of the Year October 16, 2011 Laura Barito, a 22-time All-American in swimming and track, two-time NCAA national champion and mechanical engineering graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology, is the...

Division I Council sponsors football recruiting proposal

If a proposal sponsored by the Division I Council is adopted next year, Division I schools could pay for parents or guardians of Football Bowl Subdivision student-athletes to accompany their children on official recruiting visits.

2006 NCAA Woman of the Year

Woman of the Year winner finds meaning in journey By Leilana McKindra The NCAA News, November 6, 2006 Wake Forest University distance runner Anne Bersagel told Woman of the Year ceremony attendees to "set big goals and celebrate the...

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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