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NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Graduating senior sprinter Carly Muscaro (Ashland, Mass.) of the Merrimack College women's track & field team has been named the Division II Honda Athlete of the Year nominee for the sport of track & field, as announced by THE Collegiate Women Sports Award (CWSA) presented by Honda on Monday.
Muscaro is now designated one of 11 finalists for the prestigious DII Honda Woman Athlete of the Year. This will be voted on at the end of the academic year by national balloting among 1,000 NCAA member schools as part of THE CWSA program, now in its 41st year.
"I am honored to represent women's track and field for this prestigious award," said Muscaro. "This sport has made me a better athlete and, more importantly, a better person over the past four years. All of the hard work and sacrifice was worth it, and I am proud to be a part of this elite group and I could not be more grateful to be considered among the top women's student-athletes in Division II."
An Ashland, Massachusetts, native, Muscaro was recently named the United States Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division II Outdoor Women's Track Athlete of the Year after capturing two national titles in the 200 meters and 400 meters. Overall, she concluded her career with six national titles and is a 12-time USTFCCCA First Team All-American.
She was also named the Most Outstanding Track Performer at the 2017 NE10 Championship and closes her career with six NE10 Conference titles. In addition to her performance on the track, she is a two-time USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.
All Honda Sports nominees from DII and DIII become a finalist for the prestigious 2017 Honda Woman Athlete of the Year in their respective divisions, presented in a live telecast on CBS Sports on June 26, 2017, in downtown Los Angeles. The Honda Sports nominees are recognized in 11 DII and DIII NCAA-sanctioned sports; cross country, basketball, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, volleyball, and track & field.
THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards has honored the nation's top NCAA women athletes for 41 years, recognizing superior athletic skills, leadership, academic excellence and eagerness to participate in community service. Since commencing its sponsorship in 1986, Honda has provided more than $3.1 million in institutional grants to the universities of the award winners and nominees to support women's athletics programs at the institutions.