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SALAMON SELECTED AS NCAA WOMAN OF THE YEAR TOP 30 HONOREE

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Haylea Salamon ’18 was named a Top 30 finalist for the NCAA Woman of the Year award. Salamon was one of 581 athletes to be nominated and is just the second LR student-athlete to be named a finalist for one of the NCAA’s highest honors. Salamon was recognized by the NCAA in Indianapolis on Oct. 28.

“I was honored to be nominated by Lenoir-Rhyne,” said Salamon. “I was amazed to be chosen by the SAC but to be a NCAA Top 30 finalist is unbelievable. I could not be more excited to go to Indianapolis and have the chance to meet all the incredible women nominated.”

Salamon, a native of Saskatchewan, Canada, graduated from LR in May with a degree in health and exercise science and an impressive 3.95 grade point average. A two-time College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-American, Salamon graduated with the highest grade point average in the College of Health Sciences at LR, earning summa cum laude honors. In addition, she was selected as the Student Government Association President's Award winner.

Apart from her academic prowess, Salamon was exceptional on the track, earning SAC Female Field Athlete of the Year honors in 2015 and 2016. She won three SAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the discus, while placing in the top 10 in the shot put, javelin, and hammer throw all four years. She earned U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Region honors for the shot put and discus in both indoor and outdoor track and field five times, and was also a NCAA Division II Second Team All-American in the discus in 2015.

The NCAA Woman of the Year award, established in 1991, honors graduating female college athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service, and leadership throughout their collegiate careers.

“The NCAA Woman of the Year is one of the most respected awards that the NCAA gives out and I can’t think of a better candidate than Haylea Salamon,” said Kim Pate, director of intercollegiate athletics. “Haylea embodies the very definition of what a student-athlete should be. She was exemplary in the classroom, a standout for our track and field team, and a tremendous leader on our campus and in the community. We are so proud to have her represent our university, athletic department, and entire conference in consideration of this distinct award.” 

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SALAMON SELECTED AS NCAA WOMAN OF THE YEAR TOP 30 HONOREE
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Lenoir-Rhyne’s Haylea Salamon ’18 was named a Top 30 finalist for the NCAA Woman of the Year award. Salamon was one of 581 athletes to be nominated and is just the second LR student-athlete to be named a finalist for one of the NCAA’s highest honors. Salamon was recognized by the NCAA in Indianapolis on Oct. 28.

“I was honored to be nominated by Lenoir-Rhyne,” said Salamon. “I was amazed to be chosen by the SAC but to be a NCAA Top 30 finalist is unbelievable. I could not be more excited to go to Indianapolis and have the chance to meet all the incredible women nominated.”

Salamon, a native of Saskatchewan, Canada, graduated from LR in May with a degree in health and exercise science and an impressive 3.95 grade point average. A two-time College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-American, Salamon graduated with the highest grade point average in the College of Health Sciences at LR, earning summa cum laude honors. In addition, she was selected as the Student Government Association President's Award winner.

Apart from her academic prowess, Salamon was exceptional on the track, earning SAC Female Field Athlete of the Year honors in 2015 and 2016. She won three SAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the discus, while placing in the top 10 in the shot put, javelin, and hammer throw all four years. She earned U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Region honors for the shot put and discus in both indoor and outdoor track and field five times, and was also a NCAA Division II Second Team All-American in the discus in 2015.

The NCAA Woman of the Year award, established in 1991, honors graduating female college athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service, and leadership throughout their collegiate careers.

“The NCAA Woman of the Year is one of the most respected awards that the NCAA gives out and I can’t think of a better candidate than Haylea Salamon,” said Kim Pate, director of intercollegiate athletics. “Haylea embodies the very definition of what a student-athlete should be. She was exemplary in the classroom, a standout for our track and field team, and a tremendous leader on our campus and in the community. We are so proud to have her represent our university, athletic department, and entire conference in consideration of this distinct award.” 

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