Carrie Plitt, Williams College
Carrie Plitt was a standout for the Williams women’s track and field teams, indoor and out, for four years. She earned All-America honors four times during her career.
In her senior outdoor season, Plitt (Wenham, Mass.) received the Sebasteanski Award as the Most Outstanding Female Performer as at the NESCAC Championship Meet. She set a NESCAC meet record in the 200-meter dash, winning the event in a time of 24.95. She also finished first in the 400-meter dash (57.05) and was part of two of the Ephs’ three winning relay teams, the 4x100-meter and the 4x400-meter.
Plitt, an English and Art major, was selected to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine District 8 All-America Second Team, it was announced Thursday.
To be nominated, the student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for his/her career. No athlete is eligible until he/she has reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his/her current institution (thus, true freshmen, red-shirt freshmen and ineligible transfers are not eligible).
At the Division III New England Championships, Plitt single handedly earned 18 points for the Ephs placing 2nd in the 100 meters behind Tufts speedster Logan Crane with a time of 12.55 and first in the 200 with a time of 25.35. She competed in the 200 and the 4x400 relay at the NCAA Championship meet.
At the indoor championships in March, Plitt was a key member of the 4x400 relay which placed fifth in the nation.
Plitt will spend the next two years in England as the recipient of the Dr. Hercel Smith Scholarship. That scholarship provides for graduate study at Emmanuel College, Cambridge.