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Ferguson Named USTCA Mideast Region Outdoor Female Athlete of the Year

FROSTBURG, MD — Frostburg State University junior Maria Ferguson (Laurel/Fairmount Heights, Md.) capped another outstanding season by being named United States Track Coaches Association Mideast Region Outdoor Female Athlete of the Year.

Last weekend, Ferguson placed ninth in the 100-meter dash at the NCAA Division III Outdoor National Track & Field Championships with a time of 12.56.

She also qualified for the national meet in the 200-meter dash and the 4x100-meter relay but did not advance to the finals in either event.

Among Ferguson's strongest performances of the outdoor season was at the Mason-Dixon Conference Championships, where she helped lead the Bobcats to a second-place finish.

She finished second in the 400-meter dash and third in the 100-meter dash, and she was a member of the 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relays teams which placed second.

Her efforts accounted for 30 of FSU's 109 points.

"Maria has been instrumental in the overall development of our program," said Bobcat head coach Felix Moreno. "She has represented Frostburg State University and the track and field program extremely well, and for the last two years, she trulty committed herself to excellence and it has paid off.

"She will certainly be missed, and I wish her all the best in her future endeavors."

The USTCA honors coaches and athletes on both the men's and women's squads in eight regions.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780