DelVecchio Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Award
CLAREMONT, Calif. - Caroline DelVecchio of the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's track and field team was selected by the SCIAC as one of the league's two nominees for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award and the D3 Commissioner's Association Women's Sports Student-Athlete of the Year, the conference office announced today.
The SCIAC also nominated Hannah Jugar of the Redlands women's golf team for both awards, which recognize graduating female student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership.
DelVecchio was a two-time All-American for the Athenas, finishing sixth in the 400-meter hurdles in 2022 and fifth this past spring (in a program-record 1:00.39), after missing the chance to compete at nationals her first two seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She swept all four hurdles titles at the SCIAC Championships in her career, winning both the 100-meter and the 400-meter hurdles as a junior and senior.
In the classroom, DelVecchio graduated with a 3.87 GPA as a biology major at Scripps, while earning USTFCCCA All-Academic honors. She also earned the Noelle and Veronique Boucquey Award, given to the top student-athlete at Scripps.
DelVecchio was also active in the community throughout her collegiate career, both on and off campus. She volunteered as an assistant with the medical staff at San Antonio Regional Hospital providing non-clinical aid to patients. She was part of the 5C Science Bus program, which engages fourth and fifth-grade students in the community in science activities, and the Claremont Gerontology Association, which supports the physical and emotional well-being of older adults in the Pomona Valley area. She also served as a peer educator and teaching assistant in chemistry, and completed an internship with KGA as a research assistant in the immunology department.
By earning one of the SCIAC's nominations, DelVecchio will now advance through to the next round of voting, when the top 30 will be selected (10 from each division) in October.