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Kelly Voted CACC Women’s Field Rookie of the Year; USciences Sweeps CACC Sportsmanship Awards

Kelly Voted CACC Women’s Field Rookie of the Year; USciences Sweeps CACC Sportsmanship Awards

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – USciences track and field freshman McKayla Kelly was voted the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women's Field Rookie of the Year, while the Devils' men's and women's teams were both awarded the CACC Team Sportsmanship Awards, it was announced on Tuesday.  

Kelly recorded the longest mark in the shot put in the CACC this season at 11.77m, and she would go on to place second in the event at the CACC Championships, finishing behind only the CACC Women's Field Athlete of the Year, to become the first female in program history to earn All-CACC honors. 

After recording the fifth-furthest javelin mark in the league during the regular season, she would move up one spot to finish fourth at the CACC Championships to end her first Championships with a total of 13 points. 

In addition to releasing its major awards on Tuesday, the CACC also announced its Team Sportsmanship Award winners based on a vote of the league's head coaches.  

Both the University of the Sciences men's and women's program were voted the winners for the first time in program history, in just the second year of the program.