HADLEY, MA — Williams College 2018 graduate Helene Hall (Irvington, N.Y.) has been nominated for the 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year Award by the New England Small College Athletic Conference.
The NCAA Woman of the Year Award honors graduating student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership. The award has been given annually since 1991. The 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year will be announced on October 28 in Indianapolis, Indiana. More information on the award and a list of previous winners can be found here.
Hall, a member of the Ephs' indoor and outdoor track & field teams, earned a dual degree in mathematics and economics from Williams and her Economics Senior Thesis earned Highest Honor designation. A seven-time Dean's List student, Hall was awarded the Carl Van Duyne Prize in Economics in 2017 and was a Class of 1960 Scholar in Economics three times. She earned CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team honors last spring and was a six-time NESCAC All-Academic honoree. She also received USTFCCCA All-Academic recognition three times.
Hall was a three-year economics teaching assistant and served as a peer tutor in mathematics and economics. She also volunteered for the My First Track Meet program for three years, encouraging children to learn about track & field. Hall served as an Orientation Leader in 2015 and participated in the College's Emerging Leaders Program in 2016. She also worked as a volunteer assistant for the Irvington High School Track & Field program and participated in several clothing, book, and food drives while at Williams.
A team captain, Hall was the three-time NESCAC Champion in the high jump at the NESCAC Outdoor Track & Field Championship and a two-time New England Champion in the event during the indoor season. Hall earned an invitation to the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships four times in the high jump, earning All-America honors each time. Her best finish came at the 2018 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships where she was a runner-up. Hall helped Williams win four straight NESCAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The Ephs turned in third and sixth-place team finishes at the 2017 and 2018 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, respectively. Williams placed fourth in 2017 and was the runner-up in 2018 at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships.
Amelia Wilhelm (Charlotte, N.C.) from Bates, a member of the Bobcats' women's crew team, was also nominated for the honor by the conference office.