May 14, 2003
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Senior pole vaulter Natalie Dye now has another accolade to add to her long list. The Maryland Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (MACDA) has announced that Dye will receive one of its postgraduate scholarships. The scholarships are given annually to four athletes from varying NCAA divisions who excel both in the classroom and on the playing field. Dye will use the award money to pursue a Ph-D in biochemistry at Stanford University.
Also recognizing Dye for her talents on and off the field was the university's "M" Club, which presents honors to student-athletes at the annual President's Cup Banquet. The group awarded her the Charles H. Beebe Memorial Award, which is presented to the senior female letter-winner with the highest grade point average. She also received the Charles P. McCormick Award, awarded to a male or female Baltimore native who is judged to have contributed the most to athletics during their senior year.
Dye's accomplishments for the year include breaking her own school records and receiving All-ACC honors in both indoor and outdoor track. She also was an NCAA provisional qualifier during the indoor season and has qualified for the NCAA Regional Championships during the current outdoor season. In indoor track she won her event a total of four times, never finishing below third. She also earned All-East honors at the ECAC Indoor Championships, where she won the event to become the ECAC pole vault champion.
Joining Dye in receiving the MACDA postgraduate scholarships are Amanda Campion, a basketball and tennis player from Salisbury, Jennifer Davis, a UMBC volleyball player and Samanda Hawkins, who plays basketball for St. Mary's.