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IU track and field’s Megan Grabowski wins Anita Aldrich Leadership Award



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Then-sophomore Megan Grabowski catches her breath before racing in the 60-meter dash finals at the 2018 Hoosier Hills meet. Grabowski was named as the recipient of the Anita Aldrich Leadership Award on Monday. Alexis Oser

IU track and field senior Megan Grabowski was named as the recipient of IU's Anita Aldrich Leadership Award on Monday.

The award is named for Dr. Anita Aldrich, a former IU faculty member who served as the Dean of IU’s School of Public Health and chair of the IU Athletics Committee from 1978 until her retirement in 1985.

The award is presented annually to a female IU student athlete who exhibits success in academics, leadership and athletic ability, according to an IU Athletics press release.  

Grabowski, a sprinter, is from Bloomington and graduated from Bloomington South High School in 2016.

She began her IU career with a sixth-place finish in the 60-meter dash at the 2016 Hoosier Open.

Grabowski set a goal before her senior season to reach the finals in both the 60-meter and the 200-meter at the Big Ten Championships.

She set new personal bests in the 60-meter and 200-meter at the 2020 Big Ten Indoor Championships. She made it to the finals in each event, placing fifth in the 60-meter and seventh in the 200-meter.

Grabowski is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in secondary math education.

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