Cassandra Lloyd, who recently wrapped up a decorated track career at Wright State University, was named the Horizon League's 2012 NCAA Woman of the Year.
"It's an honor to be named the Horizon League's NCAA Woman of the Year," said Lloyd. "I've had a great career as a student-athlete at Wright State and receiving this award is a great way to end it. I am truly blessed."
A quarter of the 429 nominated by their schools received this type of recognition by their conference for outstanding achievement in their collegiate career. An announcement of the Top 30 honorees, ten from each NCAA division, will be made on NCAA.org in early September.
"It has truly been an honor to coach Cassandra for the past four years," said WSU head track coach Fabien Corbillon. "As a coach, my goal has always been to see my student-athletes graduate, improve on the track each year and become responsible adults ready for their lives after college. She is a true example of that."
Lloyd (Springfield, OH/South) placed 19th overall in the 100 meter hurdles at the NCAA National Meet in Des Moines, Iowa, on June 7, with a time of 13.36. As a result, she was named as an Honorable Mention All-American by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Her 100 meter hurdles time of 13.17 at the NCAA Regionals in Jacksonville, Florida, on May 26 set a personal and a Wright State record. Lloyd also helped set a new school record in the 4 x 200-meter relay at the Walt Disney World Invitational in Orlando on March 23 as the team finished with a time of 1:43.85. Lloyd currently holds or shares five indoor and four outdoor school records.
Named a Second Team All-American as a junior after finishing ninth at last year's national meet, Lloyd became WSU's first Division I All-American in track and qualified for the NCAA regionals all four years.
Lloyd has dominated the Horizon League Track and Field Championships like few before her, winning the 100 meter hurdles and 60 meter hurdles in each of her four years of competition, breaking the record each time. Along with being selected as the Horizon League Outdoor Track Athlete of Year three times, Lloyd was also the Horizon League 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.