TOWSON, Md. --- Moravian College senior Carly Danoski has been named one of the Landmark Conference Women's Track & Field Athletes of the Week.
With the unprecedented cancellation of spring sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Landmark Conference will be recognizing an athlete from each member institution in each conference-sponsored spring sport for the remainder of the academic year. Honorees were nominated for recognition by their respective institution based on achievements from the shortened season and career accolades.
Danoski captured three Landmark Conference Indoor Championships in 2020, winning the 800-meter run, the mile run and as part of the 4x400-meter relay team. She was selected as All-Mideast Region in all three events by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for being in the top five in each of the individual events and the top three in the relay among all of the competitors in the region. Danoski was set to run in the mile at the 2020 NCAA Division III National Championships on Friday, March 13 when the championship was cancelled. Danoski is an eight-time Landmark Conference Indoor Champion, capturing the title in the 800-meter run in 2018, 2019 and 2020, the mile run in 2019 and 2020 and the 4x400-meter relay in 2018, 2019 and 2020. She earned All-Conference Second Team honors as a freshman in the 4x400-meter relay in 2017 when she also finished third in the 400-meter dash and the 11th in the 800-meter run at the Landmark Championship meet.
Danoski made her first trip to the NCAA DIII Indoor Championships in 2019 where she finished 16th in the 800-meter run preliminaries. Danoski had four Landmark Outdoor titles – the 800-meter run in 2018 and 2019, the 1,500-meter run in 2019 and the 4x400-meter relay in 2019, and she is a three-time All-Conference Second Team honoree in the 1,500-meter run in 2018, the 4x400-meter relay in 2018 and the 800-meter run in 2017. Danoski also competed at the NCAA DIII Outdoor Championships twice in the 800-meter run, finishing 18th in 2019 and 19th in 2018. She earned a pair of Landmark All-Conference Second Team accolades in cross country with tenth place finishes in 2018 and 2019.
Off the track, Danoski has maintained a 3.90 GPA in environmental science with a minor in French, and she was named the 2020 Landmark Conference Women's Indoor Track & Field Senior Scholar-Athlete. Danoski has made Moravian's Dean's List six times, and she is a three-time selection to the Landmark Conference Fall, Winter and Spring Academic Honor Rolls. Danoski is also a member of Moravian's Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society, and she was also selected to the 2019 CoSIDA Academic All-District Team for Women's Track & Field and Cross Country.
"Our women's distance runners have been among the strongest groups in our XC/TF programs over the years, and some of the more storied athletes at Moravian College. We've had multiple National Champions and myriad All Americans, so when an athlete starts to objectively prove they're in that company, you know you have a truly special athlete," stated Director of Cross Country and Track & Field Jesse Baumann. "Carly holds three school records including two Landmark Conference records in the 800 and the mile. In the case of the mile, she wound up breaking the school record of a former NCAA Champ, Heidi Peoples, who was one of the more accomplished athletes to compete for Moravian. Heading into the NCAA Championships in March, Carly was one of the top four seeds and within a second of the top seed. I'm confident she could have been in contention for a National Championship herself. Unfortunately she didn't have the opportunity to prove herself on that stage but despite that, the career she has had, and especially what she achieved in her abbreviated senior season puts her in some rarified air when it comes to legends in the history of our school's running program. Carly got to this level because she's a diligent disciplined worker who is able to go the extra distance. She's an incredible student as well, having made Dean's List every semester here. It's no surprise she's achieved all of this since she is intrinsically motivated, focused, rational, humble, and simply a great person that is embodies everything you want to see in a student-athlete."
View the full Landmark Conference Athlete of the Week list at https://landmark.prestosports.com/news/2019-20/2020-05-11aotw.