Colgates Elise DeRoo 12 was one of two Patriot League student-athletes to be nominated for the 2012 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
DeRoos nomination was based on her service, leadership, athletics and academics.
DeRoo, a native of Newtown, Conn., finished an incredible four-year career at Colgate this spring. She was a dominant force in cross country for two years, capturing the womens individual championships in 2009 and 2010 before taking third at the 2011 event.
DeRoo was also a force within the league in both the indoor and outdoor seasons of track and field during her career.