Murdock named semifinalist for NCAA Woman of the Year

Murdock NCAA-actionAnna Murdock has been named one of 30 semifinalists for the 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

Murdock, a 2015 Franklin College graduate and membership development manager for the Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, was selected from 450 nominees nationwide to be considered for the award.

Murdock is so dedicated to what she does, she even missed her college commencement exercises because it was the same day as the national competitions, which she won, by the way.

“I’m very thankful and honored to be nominated,” said Murdock. “It was based on nominations, so someone from Franklin College nominated me.”

Those nominations were narrowed down by conferences, and will be again until arriving at the list of finalists.

Murdock has a long list of accomplishments, including winning the 800-meter run at the 2015 Division III outdoor track and field national championships, earning All-American honors at the 2015 indoor national championships, being named the HCAC Female Athlete of the Year for the 2014-15 season, and for being recognized as the 2014-15 Most Valuable Player in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track.

Murdock NCAA 1Murdock graduated Indian Creek High School and found staying near home for school and work rewarding. After earning a triple major in International Business, Management and Marketing from Franklin College, Murdock joined the Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce staff June 15 as membership development manager on June 15.

“It has given me the opportunity to meet local business leaders,” she said.

“We were immediately impressed with Anna’s skillset, dedication and work ethic,” said Christian Maslowski, president and CEO of the Greater Greenwood Chamber. “With Anna growing up on the south side and attending Franklin College, we are excited to have homegrown talent join the Chamber team.”

The NCAA Woman of the Year committee will select nine finalists, and the winner will be announced during a banquet in Indianapolis on Oct. 18.