In the Spotlight: Elizabeth Hilfrank
By Charlie Williamson, Sports Editor
Elizabeth Hilfrank, a 2017 graduate, has been nominated as a finalist for the NCAA Woman of the Year. Hilfrank was nominated for her contributions in women’s cross country and track and field and her academic excellence.
Hilfrank finished her cross-country career as a two-time All-Mideast Region performer, with 20th place in 2016 and 10th in 2017. She also was Gettysburg’s first All-American for cross-country, finishing 40th in the country at nationals with a time of 21:37 in the 6000-meter run, the fastest time in program history.
In track, according to Gettysburg Sports, Hilfrank leaves in the top-10 for multiple categories for the program including third in the indoor 5,000 meter-run (17:59.84), seventh in the indoor 3,000-meter run (10:40.11), and 10th in the outdoor 10,000-meter run (39.09.23).
Academically, Hilfrank was named to Dean’s Honor List all 8 semesters and was a Second-Team Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-American. On campus, she was one of the sports editors for The Gettysburgian, the alumni chair for Alpha Delta Pi, and designed her own major, “Writing and Performing Media,” while also minoring in Spanish.
HIlfrank was one of 62 women named from Division III. She now competes to be one of 10 finalists chosen from NCAA Divisions I, II and III in September. The 2018 Woman of the Year will be chosen from frlm those top 30 and named at the annual Banquet on October 28th in Indianapolis.