INDIANAPOLIS – Former Arkansas women’s track and field team captain Taylor Washington (nee: Ellis-Watson) will be honored at the 2017 NCAA Convention which will be held Jan. 18-21 in Nashville, Tennessee. Washington is one of 10 exceptional former student-athletes selected as Today’s Top 10 Award winners.
The award celebrates former student-athletes who displayed a high level of accomplishment academically, athletically and in their service to their community.
Washington was selected by the NCAA Honors Committee comprised of representatives from member schools and conference offices as well as former nationally distinguished collegiate student-athletes.
Earlier this fall, Washington was also recognized as a top-30 finalist for the 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year award, narrowed down from a list of over 5oo candidates from across all three divisions.
One of the most accomplished student-athletes in Arkansas women’s track and field history, Washington was instrumental in the Razorback women capturing two NCAA national titles during her time in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Specializing primarily in the 400-meter dash, Washington raced to 11 All-America accolades under the watchful eye of associate head coach Chris Johnson, setting a new Razorback record in the outdoor event of 50.78 during her senior year.
Washington closed her season in fantastic fashion as a member of Team USA’s Olympic gold-medal winning 4-x-400 relay, contributing to their success as the second leg of the preliminary squad.
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