Nikki Hay earned this award from the USTFCCCA a year ago.
A total of 16 male and 16 female student-athletes, two each per region, earned this award nationally.
Curtis, who hails from Princeton, N.J., has been one of Springfield College's best on the track & field circuit for Head Coach Jim Pennington this past winter and spring. This upcoming weekend she will be competing at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio. She will be competing in both the heptathlon and the javelin throw.
In her first season with Springfield, the junior is currently ranked second nationally in the hepathlon with 4,738 points and will look to duplicate her success on the big stage after previously winning the collegiate heptathlon at the Penn Relays in April this season. The New England Men's and Women's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women's Field Athlete of the Year is also seeded 13th out of 23 competitors nationally in the javelin throw after tossing a qualifying mark of 41.89 meters.