Katie Harman (Clarksville, Md./River Hill) has won the 2012 Colonial Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete Award for women's track and field.RICHMOND, Va., June 18, 2012 -- James Madison junior
The conference honors one Scholar-Athlete in each of its 22 championship sports. Nominees for the award must be a starter or important reserve on their team and must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25. The winners were selected by a vote of the sports information directors at each CAA institution.
Harman, a health sciences major, carries a 3.5 cumulative grade-point average.
She scored 23 percent of JMU's team points to lead the Dukes to the 2012 CAA track and field championship. Harman was the CAA champion in both the 1,500 meters and the 5,000 meters and qualified for the NCAA East Region meet in both events.
Harman also placed third in the indoor 3,000 meters at the 2012 Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships, where her finish earned her a spot on the All-East Team.
The 2011-12 JMU Female Athlete of Year owns the third-best 1,500-meter time in school history (4:20.28) as well as the fifth-best 3,000-meter time (9:37.19) and the fifth-best 5,000-meter clocking (16:32.10).
Last fall she won both the CAA and ECAC cross country championships and led JMU to its second consecutive CAA cross country title.
Harman has been named to the JMU President's List (3.9+) once and the Dean's List (3.5+) twice.