Wright State senior hurdler Cassandra Lloyd has been named an Honorable Mention All-American by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Lloyd, a native of Springfield, Ohio, placed 19th overall in the 100 meter hurdles at the NCAA National Meet in Des Moines, Iowa, last weekend. Her regional time of 13.17 set a personal and a Wright State record on May 26. After finishing ninth at last year's national meet, Lloyd became the school's first Division I All-American in track.
Lloyd has dominated the Horizon League Track and Field Championships like few before her, winning the 100 meter hurdles in each of her four years of competition. Additionally, Lloyd qualified for the NCAA Regionals all four years, reaching the NCAA Championships in her junior and senior seasons in the 100 meter hurdles.
A Business Management major, Lloyd currently holds a 3.06 grade-point average. In her career, the team captain was named the Horizon League Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year in 2010 and 2011. She was a three-time Indoor Track Athlete of the Year in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
A longtime participant in the Wright State, Horizon League and NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committees (SAAC), Lloyd has volunteered for the Special Olympics, Dayton Boys and Girls Club and the March of Dimes.
Lloyd was also recently named as one of two Horizon League nominees for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award, which honors graduating student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, community service and leadership. From a field of nearly 500 nominees, 30 finalists - 10 from each division of the NCAA - will be invited to Indianapolis in October when the award winner will be announced.