GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo senior Alexa Wandy was named the 2017 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Women's Field Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Wandy was honored after landing three All-America honors at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships last week, including a national championship in the triple jump. She posted the five best triple jumps during last Saturday's competition, including the second-longest effort in Division III history (13.00m - 42'8") on the final jump of the day that also established the meet record. Wandy became only the second Division III student-athlete to ever hit the 13-meter plateau and was the first since McMurray's Darcell Edwards set the Division III record (13.45m/44'2") in 2004.
Wandy also finished an All-American second in last Thursday's long jump (5.95m/19'6.25") competition before teaming with junior Camille Wutz, junior Lauren Bamford and sophomore Hannah Madden to finish an All-American seventh in last Saturday's 4x100 relay (47.71) finals.
Wandy followed up a winter season that saw her win a pair of national championships in the triple jump and the long jump during the NCAA Division III Indoor Championships to be tabbed the USTFCCCA Indoor Track & Field Women's Field Athlete of the Year. In the triple jump competition, Wandy posted five of the six longest performances during the meet, including a championship record (12.64m/41'5.75") on her final jump that was nearly a foot better than runner-up Amber Williams from Wisconsin-Platteville. Wandy won the long jump with a career-best mark (5.95m/19'6.25") on her final jump.
Wandy finished her standout career in Blue and White with eight All-America honors. She finished runner-up in the triple jump at the NCAA indoor and outdoor championships a year ago after also notching a third-place effort in the outdoor triple jump as a sophomore. Wandy is also the first three-time national champion in Geneseo history.