Carlson receives Peggy Martin award

The 2010 Peggy Martin award winners for the outstanding female senior student-athletes were announced Monday, April 26, at the annual University of Central Missouri Athletic Banquet.

The Peggy Martin award, which was named that after the long tenured volleyball coach who retired last year, was presented to Anne Carlson (track and field) and Caitlin Pankratz (volleyball).

Anne Carlson is a three-time All-American garnering All-American status in the heptathlon two years in a row and once in the pentathlon as the 2009 Indoor National Champion. She has earned All-MIAA honors 20 times in her career, including six times in the long jump, five times in the triple jump, three times in the heptathlon, two times in the pentathlon and the 100-meter hurdles and once in the 400-meter hurdles and javelin.  In her career at UCM, Anne has been on six MIAA Championship teams. She was also a part of the best national finish in Central Missouri history, a third place mark at the 2009 NCAA-II Indoor Championships. She has won five individual MIAA Championships, twice in the long jump and the heptathlon and once in the javelin. Anne finished ninth in the indoor season in the pentathlon at the national meet this past season, despite being ill.

Anne has accumulated a 3.14 GPA as an undergraduate in public relations and is currently holding a 3.4 GPA as a graduate student in mass communications. Anne is a graduate assistant teaching public speaking classes at UCM.  Anne has been a member of the literacy team and is a part of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. The Vermillion, South Dakota product is the daughter of Michael and Kathy Carlson and granddaughter of Carl and Erna Carlson.

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