INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Earlham College's Aishat Sadiq (Richmond, Texas) has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Athlete of the Year following her performances in track and field during the 2018-19 academic year.
Sadiq was selected as a 2019 USTFCCCA All-America honoree in the 100m dash, becoming the Quakers second women's track and field All-American. The senior earned All-America honors after finishing eighth in the 100m (12.00 seconds) at the 2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Geneva, Ohio. Sadiq also earned 2019 USTFCCCA All-Region honors in the 100m and 200m for her efforts this spring.
The senior was at the top of the podium for two individual events and one relay at the 2019 HCAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships, earning First Team All-HCAC. The three-time women's track athlete of the week honoree, claimed First Team All-HCAC at the 2019 HCAC Indoor Track and Field Championships after placing first in the 60m dash.
Sadiq, a Richmond, Texas native, graduated from Earlham in May with a degree in neuroscience and was the recipient of the Earlham College Peace Prize for 2019. Sadiq plans to use the $10,000 award to develop mental health education and referral services to existing immigration and refugee support work in New York City's immigrant communities.
The HCAC Athlete of the Year award is in its sixth year of existence. The award is voted on by the sports information directors of each member institution.
HCAC Women's Athlete of the Year
2014 Bridgette Rowe, Soccer and Track & Field, Manchester University
2015 Anna Murdock, Cross Country and Track & Field, Franklin College
2016 Terrill Webb, Track & Field, Bluffton University
2017 Jordin Fender, Track & Field, Transylvania University
2018 Renae Morton, Softball, Transylvania University
2019 Aishat Sadiq, Track & Field, Earlham College