Brian Hand, Assistant Commissioner for External Relations
Alston is the first from Emmanuel to earn the prestigious honor.
A senior from Smyrna, Ga., Alston put together one of the finest years in the history of Conference Carolinas track & field. She just missed on a national championship in both the 100 meters and 200 meters at the 2021 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Alston claimed national runner-up honors in the 200 meters with a time of 23.38. She also finished as the national runner-up in the 100 meters with a time of 11.86.
Alston just missed on a national title in the 200 meters at the 2021 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships as well. Alston posted a time of 24.35 to earn national silver medalist honors.
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Indoor Track & Field Southeast Region Track Athlete of the Year, Alston earned All-America honors in both indoor and outdoor track & field in the 2020-21 academic year.
Herff Jones Conference Carolinas Female Athlete of the Year Winners
2020-21 Jharna Alston, Emmanuel
2019-20 Shanika Peterkin, Barton
2018-19 Leah Hanle, Mount Olive
2017-18 Shannon Sisk, Limestone
2016-17 Jasmine Kearse, Limestone
2015-16 Jasmine Kearse, Limestone
2014-15 Alicia Brookins, Limestone
2013-14 Nyeshea Willie, Barton
2012-13 Kay Schellenberg, Belmont Abbey
2011-12 Ashley Alderin-Fleagle, Limestone
2010-11 Racquel Prager, Limestone
2009-10 Tanya Zeferjahn, Queens
2008-09 Lauryn Wise, Limestone
2007-08 Samantha Mitchell, Mount Olive
2006-07 Deidra Langston, Anderson
2005-06 Keauna Vinson, Barton
2004-05 LaShonda Chiles, Anderson
2003-04 Tina Gonsalves, St. Andrews
2002-03 Jennifer Potts, Longwood
2001-02 Shemkia Reid, Barton
2000-01 Jen Calderwood, Lees-McRae
1999-00 Angela Placona, Belmont Abbey
1998-99 Missy Paterson, Coker
1997-98 Missy Paterson, Coker
1996-97 Missy Paterson, Coker
1995-96 Staci Albright, Coker