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NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After already being named the league's most outstanding track performer at the conference championship meet in early May, recent graduate Carly Muscaro (Ashland, Mass.) of the Merrimack College women's track & field team has been named the 2017 Northeast-10 Conference Outdoor Women's Track Athlete of the Year, as unveiled by the league office on Friday.
Muscaro was selected as the NE10 Women's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year for the third consecutive year as she completed arguably the most successful career of any student-athlete in the history of the NE10 this spring. A six-time national champion, Muscaro won two titles this spring in the 200-meter and the 400-meter. She was also recently-named the NE10 Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year and, back in May at the league championship meet, she claimed the Most Outstanding Women's Track Performer of the Meet honor.
An Ashland, Massachusetts, native, Muscaro finishes her career with five major conference annual awards. In addition to her three straight Women's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year honors, she won identical honors from the indoor seasons in both 2015-16 and 2016-17.
The 12-time All-American perhaps claimed perhaps the most impressive honor of her career earlier last week when she was named the Honda Division II Athlete of the Year by the Collegiate Women's Sports Award (CWSA), which honors the top female student-athlete in all of Division II. Muscaro will be presented with that incredible award on a live telecast on CBS Sports Network on June 26, 2017, (9 p.m. ET) at the Galen Center on the campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
Muscaro was also recently named the United States Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division II Outdoor Women's Track Athlete of the Year, completing an indoor/outdoor sweep on the year for the honor. She did so after after another record-setting spring that featured two national titles, three NE10 crowns and three New England victories. She closed her career with six NE10 titles and was also a five-time selection as the USTFCCCA Regional Track Athlete of the Year and earned eight all-region honors.
In addition to her performance on the track, she was named the NE10 Female Outstanding Scholar-Athlete of the Year to signify her dominant senior year in the classroom, as well. The four-time national champion in 2016-17 alone, Muscaro graduated this spring with a 3.88 GPA in criminology and will look to become a three-time CoSIDA Academic All-American when voting is finalized in the weeks ahead.
She also is awaiting a chance to receive her sixth NE10 Academic All-Conference honor and fifth Sports Excellence Award when the conference announces its spring honorees later this month. Muscaro has won back-to-back Sports Excellence Awards for the outdoor season, dating back to her sophomore year. The Ashland native also boasts three College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District selections.