Kansas University track and field senior Lauren Bonds has been named a nominee for the NCAA’s Woman of the Year award, which is presented annually to a female student-athlete who has distinguished herself throughout her collegiate career in the areas of academic achievement, athletic excellence, service and leadership.
Bonds, who is from Hutchinson, placed seventh in the 1,500-meter run at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships to earn All-America honors. She also earned indoor All-America accolades as part of KU’s distance medley team. She was the 2010 Big 12 champion in the 1,500 meters, is an 11-time All-Big 12 performer in indoor and outdoor track combined and holds five Jayhawk records.
Bonds, who is a political science/international studies and history major, was a 2010 Prentice Gautt Scholarship recipient. She is a four-time Academic All-American and Big 12 All-Academic Team honoree.