Woolnough Garners Prestigious Elite 90 Award

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      EUGENE, Ore. – The stellar year on and off the oval continues for Utah cross country and track & field senior Cara Woolnough as she joins elite company at the U after being named the NCAA Elite 90 recipient Thursday evening prior to the start of competition on the women’s side at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
      The Elite 90 Award is presented to the top individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers.

      The Brisbane, Australia [native], becomes just the third student-athlete at the University of Utah and 12th student-athlete among the seven Division I universities in the state of Utah to garner the prestigious award. Woolnough is also the fifth student-athlete from the Pac-12 to be an Elite 90 recipient in 2021-22. This is the first time a female student-athlete from the Conference of Champions has won the award for outdoor track & field despite its illustrious history in the sport.

      University of Utah Elite 90 Winners
      2017-18: Julie Flo Mohagen (Skiing)
      2018-19: Shannon McNatt (Gymnastics)
      2021-22: Cara Woolnough (Women’s Outdoor Track)

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