Macie Majoy, a graduate of Marshall University’s women’s track and field program, has been named a Sun Belt Conference representative for NCAA Woman of the Year. Alongside USM’s Katelyn Cartwright, Majoy will be honored by the league in Atlanta in October.
The Huron, Ohio native was chosen as one of two student-athletes to represent the Sun Belt Conference as a finalist for the award, with Katelyn Cartwright from USM being the other representative. Last month, Majoy was selected by Marshall University to represent the school within the Sun Belt Conference.
“Macie’s accomplishments as a student-athlete are a testament to her hard work and dedication to excellence,” said Beatrice Crane-Banford, Senior Associate Director of Athletics. “She made the most of her five years with us, always demonstrating the commitment and work ethic necessary to achieve the highest standards of academic and athletic achievement. We are very proud of the way Macie represents The Herd as a Daughter of Marshall, and appreciate the Sun Belt Conference’s recognition of her outstanding career.”
During her five-year career with the Herd, Majoy excelled both on and off the vault ramp, graduating in 2021 with a B.S. in Criminal Justice with a minor in Cyber Forensics. Majoy then graduated with an M.S. in Criminal Justice in 2023.
While completing her Master’s in 2022-23, Majoy made the most of her final year of eligibility, winning the SBC title in both Indoor and Outdoor Pole Vault while setting a school record in each event.
Majoy became the first women’s vaulter to clear four meters indoors, setting a new record with a 4.15 meter vault. Outdoors, in her home state of Ohio, she established the school record with a 4.08 meter vault in April.
In total, Majoy won nine meets in her final season of competition, finishing her career at the NCAA Championships East Preliminaries.
“Words cannot even begin to express how honored I am to have been selected as one of two Sun Belt athletes to be a representative for the NCAA Woman of the Year,” Majoy said. “Marshall has and will always hold a special place in my heart and to have the chance to represent them one last time for such a prestigious honor is truly an amazing feeling. Upon graduation, I have deeply missed pole vaulting and the incredible team atmosphere therefore, this nomination is extremely fulfilling.”
In addition to her success in the classroom and in competition, Majoy also served as the President of Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society and was presented Marshall’s Student Government Leader of the Year Award for her work leading the organization. Majoy was also recognized as Marshall’s Outstanding Graduate Student by the Criminal Justice Department based on her academic achievements.
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