San Antonio - Trinity track & field All-American Britney Sullivan has been elected the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Woman of the Year.
Voting was conducted exclusively by conference senior woman administrators. Sullivan will now be nominated for the 28th annual NCAA Woman of the Year Award, which honors graduating student-athletes who have distinguished themselves in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, community service, and leadership.
"I am both humbled and honored to be this year's recipient of the 2018 SCAC Woman of the Year award," Sullivan said. "This award is a symbol, that with hard work, perseverance, and dedication, one can excel well beyond their expectations."
Sullivan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Trinity last May. She qualified for the SCAC Academic Honor Roll and was a three-time member of the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team. Sullivan was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, the Sigma Delta Pi National Honors Society, and received distinction on Trinity's Dean's List. She was presented the 2018 Trinity Senior Accounting Scholars Award. On campus, Sullivan served on Trinity's Academic Honor Council and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. In conjunction with her Gamma Chi Delta Sorority, Sullivan coordinated the annual Philanthropy Concert.
"Throughout my time at Trinity, I was given many opportunities to serve my campus, my community, and my track & field team. These various leadership positions instilled in me a strong sense of servant leadership that I plan to carry with me well beyond my years at Trinity," said Sullivan.
Sullivan qualified for the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships for the fourth straight year and achieved All-America honors in the triple jump, while also competing in the long jump. She also was an NCAA triple jump competitor at the 2016 and 2017 NCAA Indoor Championships. Sullivan was named the 2018 USTFCCCA South/Southeast Region Women's Field Athlete of the Year. This year, Sullivan earned All-South/Southeast Region honors in the triple jump, long jump, and 4x100-meter relay. Sullivan picked up All-Region kudos eight times as a Trinity Tiger.
The SCAC tabbed Sullivan as the 2018 Women's Field Athlete of the Year, an accolade she previously achieved in 2016. At this season's SCAC Track & Field Championships, Sullivan captured the triple jump for the third time in four years. Sullivan was also part of the champion 4x100-meter relay team and was runner-up in the long jump, an event she won in 2015 and 2016. All told, Sullivan attained All-SCAC honors eight times in her career.
Trinity's head track & field coach is Marcus Whitehead. He and his assistant coaches guided the Tiger women's team to its fourth straight SCAC Championship, and the men to a runner-up finish. Coach Whitehead and the coaches were elected the SCAC Women's Staff of the Year, and sent a school-record nine student-athletes to the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
"We are excited that Britney won the SCAC Woman of the Year award," Coach Whitehead said. "This is truly a well-deserved award as Britney has been amazing on and off the track the last four years. She has really been a model student-athlete for Trinity, and we will miss the leadership she brought to our program."
Sullivan became the sixth Trinity student-athlete to garner the SCAC Woman of the Year award. Previous recipients were Brigette Lee (2016 - golf), Emily Jorgens (2015 - soccer), Abigail Loar (2012 - soccer), Hayley Emerick (2011 - diving), and Christyn Schumann (2006 - track & field).