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Haleigh Knapp named Female Senior Athlete of the Year


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Haleigh Knapp, from the Eastern women’s track and field team was named the Female Senior Athlete of the Year for the 2017-18 academic year.

According to a press release, the award is given to the top senior athlete for their “athletic success during their time as a student-athlete.”

Knapp is a seven-time Ohio Valley Conference high jump champion and was named the OVC Female Field Athlete of the Year for both the indoor and outdoor track seasons.

She was a four-time OVC high jump champion in indoor track and three-time OVC high jump champion in outdoor track finishing second as a freshman.

According to the press release, she was also a three-time NCAA West Regional qualifier in the high jump and finished her career holding the school and OVC records for the high jump.

Ohers who qualified include Maria Baldwin from cross country and track, Allie Hueston from volleyball, Darneisha Spann from track and Jessica Wireman from softball.

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Haleigh Knapp named Female Senior Athlete of the Year