ROCKFORD, Ill. - Rockford University freshman Kaylynne Terry (Streator, Ill.) added yet another award to her name when she was named All-Midwest Region this week by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for the 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field season. The top-five individuals from each event in each of the eight regions earn all-region recognition. This year there were a total of 667 female athletes from 184 programs who earned all-region distinction, and only athletes from USTFCCCA member institutions are eligible for the award.
Terry's All-Midwest Region award is just the most recent in a slew of awards for the freshman thrower this season. In her first collegiate meet, Terry won the shot put at the NACC Indoor Championship and tied the NACC Championship Record with a throw of 13.30 meters. With the win, she also became Rockford's first ever female NACC Indoor Champion. Terry then continued her record-breaking season with another amazing performance at the NACC Outdoor Championship. Terry again won the shot put and shattered both the NACC Overall Record and NACC Championship Record with a throw of 13.98 meters. She is now the first ever RU female to win the same event at both the NACC Indoor and Outdoor Championships in the same year. Terry finished the outdoor season tied for the ninth farthest throw in all of NCAA Division III and became the first know Regent to qualify for the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championship. Internally she was also voted both the Rockford University Female Freshman of the Year and Female Athlete of the Year.
Terry now has her sights set on the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which begin on Thursday, May 24 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. However, Terry will have to wait an additional day to compete, as the women's shot put event is scheduled to begin at 1 PM on Friday, May 25 at UW-La Crosse.
For the entire list of the 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field All-Region honorees please click here.