Jun 19, 2015 4:37 PM by Ross Field
Chico State track and field star Kasey Barnett was named as the University's nominee for 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year.
The Chico local is one of the most decorated athletes in school history. She captured the 2013 and 2014 California Collegiate Athletic Association Field Athlete of the Year awards. She's also a five-time CCAA Champion and NCAA Championships qualifier, and she holds school records in the pole vault and 4x100-meter relay.
Barnett excelled off the track as well, winning the 2013-14 NCAA Division II West Region Female Scholar Athlete of the Year and the CCAA Scholar Athlete of the Year. She was named First Team Academic All-America and completed her degree in recreation, hospitality and parks management with a 3.96 GPA.
The 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year winner will be announced, and the Top 30 honorees celebrated, at the annual award ceremony Oct. 18 in Indianapolis.
(Chico State Sports Information Director Luke Reid contributed to this article).
(Photo credit: Chico State Athletics/Skip Reager).
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