Moormann Receives Harnum Award
The 2008 Connie N. Harnum Award for the top female scholar-athlete was awarded to Ashley Moormann ’08, a four-year letter winner in track and field. Moormann capped her prolific Crusader career by being named the Landmark Conference Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year for her performance at the spring championships. There, she won the hammer throw and the shot put and took third in the javelin and discus, helping the team to a second-place finish. Susquehanna also took second in the indoor championships this winter, where Moormann placed third in the shot put and fourth in the weight throw.
Moormann’s two individual golds this outdoor season top off a career that includes 11 top-eight conference placements. She also provisionally qualified for the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships in 2006.
Moormann was equally productive in the classroom. She was the 2008 Landmark Conference Senior Scholar-Athlete for women’s indoor track and field, was named to the Landmark Spring All-Academic Team and was on the conference academic honor roll in both the winter and spring seasons. She also earned academic honors from the Middle Atlantic Conference four times and was a 2005 Academic All-American.
At this year’s commencement ceremonies, Moormann received her degree in early childhood and elementary education. Her academic honors at Susquehanna included membership in the Kappa Delta Pi education honor society, the Alpha Lambda Delta freshman honor society and the Kappa Mu Epsilon mathematics honor society.
The Connie N. Harnum Award is given annually to the outstanding female scholar-athlete and is presented in honor of Susquehanna’s longtime head field hockey coach, who retired in 2003 with 195 career victories over 27 seasons. She also served as the Crusaders’ head women’s tennis coach for 16 seasons and was the school’s assistant director of athletics and senior women’s administrator at the time of her retirement.
The contributing writer to Scoreboard is Jennifer Botchie '99, cheerleading coach at Susquehanna.