Franklin’s Anna Murdock Named HCAC Women’s Athlete of the Year

Franklin’s Anna Murdock Named HCAC Women’s Athlete of the Year

GREENWOOD, IN – Franklin College’s Anna Murdock (Trafalgar, Ind./Indian Creek) has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Athlete of the Year following her performances in cross country, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field.

The senior earned NCAA Division III indoor track and field All-American accolades in the 800-meter run and was the NCAA Division III national champion in the 800-meter run at the outdoor championships this past weekend. 

Murdock was named HCAC Most Valuable Player in three sports this season, earning the honors in cross country, indoor track & field, and outdoor track & field.

The senior runner earned the individual title at the HCAC cross country championship meet in November, finishing the 6K course in 22:22.

The Trafalgar, Indiana native helped lead the women’s track and field team to its first indoor title in school history, winning the 800-meter and mile run at the meet.

At the HCAC outdoor championship, Murdock was victorious in the 400, 800, and 1,500-meter events as the Grizzlies finished second in the team standings.

During the 2014-15 season, Murdock was named a first-team All-HCAC selection in three sports and won six conference championships.

The HCAC Player of the Year award is in its second year of existence. The award is voted on by the sports information directors of each member institution.

HCAC Women’s Athlete of the Year

2014    Bridgette Rowe, Soccer & Track & Field                     Manchester University

2015    Anna Murdock, Cross Country & Track & Field           Franklin College