Waterville, ME - Northern Vermont University-Lyndon women's track & field athletes Abby Salvadore (Portsmouth, NH), Zosia Prince (Sutton, VT), and Jessica Hillman (Gardiner, ME) have all earned North Atlantic Conference honors, as voted on by conference coaches and announced today.
Salvadore, a senior exercise science major, has been named the 2019 NAC Women's Track & Field Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year. This is the second consecutive year that she has earned that distinction, as she was a senior a year ago, but returned to Lyndon this year to continue her studies and compete. She has a 3.99 grade point average and has been named to the President's List at Lyndon in multiple semesters. She is also a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the Sports Medicine Club, a student coach in the Exercise Science Department's strength and conditioning program, and a volunteer with Special Olympics.
Salvadore was also selected to the All-Conference 1st Team in javelin. She was the NAC and overall meet champion at the Inter-Conference Championships. Her mark of 36.24 meters was over five meters better than her next closest competitor. She is the school record holder in javelin, shot put, and discus. This past weekend, Salvadore finished fifth in javelin at the NCAA Division III New England Regional Championships.
Prince, a freshman graphic design major, has been named 1st Team All-Conference in the 5,000 meter run and 2nd Team All-Conference in the 1,500 meter run. She was the NAC champion in the 5,000 and finished second overall at the Inter-Conference Championships, finishing in a time of 20:29.50, 43 seconds ahead of her closest NAC competitor. In the 1,500 she finished second in the NAC and fifth overall with a time of 5:23.33. She holds school records in both of those events, as well as the 800 meter run. Prince was also the NAC women's cross country individual champion last fall.
Hillman, a junior cinema production major, was named to the NAC Women's Track & Field Sportsmanship Team for the second consecutive season. She finished third in the NAC in the 100 meter high hurdles and fifth in long jump. She is the school record holder in both of those events, as well as the 100 and 200 meter dashes. The NAC Women's Track & Field Sportsmanship Team is reserved for those who have distinguished themselves through demonstrated acts of sportsmanship and ethical behavior. The honorees are individuals who have positively affected the track & field culture and environment and whose behavior clearly demonstrates sportsmanship and integrity that go beyond the playing rules and etiquette.
A complete rundown of all NAC Women's Track and Field award winners can be found HERE.