Meredith College alumna Lara Pantlin was named a top-30 honoree in the 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year selection. NCAA colleges and universities nominated 446 student-athletes for this national award.
Pantlin earned the 2014 USA South’s Woman of the Year in May and is now one of 10 finalists representing all of Division III. The NCAA Woman of the Year award honors student-athletes for their collegiate achievements in service, leadership, athletics, and academics.
The USA South award was presented to Pantlin on September 19, 2014, on the Meredith campus.
In fall 2013, Pantlin concluded her athletic career at Meredith as a key member of the Avenging Angels cross country team. She was a three-time All-Conference performer and helped Meredith to the program’s first Conference Cross Country Championship. She was named the team’s Most Valuable Runner. In 2011, Pantlin earned the team’s Most Improved Runner award.
Pantlin graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in psychology, was named Outstanding Senior in Psychology, and was awarded Top 10 Most Outstanding Seniors of the Class of 2014. She has dedicated her time as an intern on multiple research projects and currently has several documents awaiting review for possible publication in journals. Pantlin is earning a graduate degree at Colorado State University.
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