ANNVILLE Pa. (April 26, 2021) – Gina Dello Russo of the Stevens Institute of Technology’s women’s track team has been named the Senior Female Outdoor Athlete by the Middle Atlantic Conference, the league office said on Monday.
The award is the latest recognition for the Morris Plains, New Jersey native, whose track prowess is matched only by her success in the classroom.
“This award is a perfect fit for Gina as she is the epitome of a varsity athlete and all that varsity athletics should be,” said the head coach. Lance harden. “She already earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, a master’s degree in engineering management, and two graduate certificates during her first four and a half years at Stevens.”
âAs coaches, we were pretty disappointed when she couldn’t make it to the NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championships last year because we thought she was ready to make a point. ‘exclamation on an exceptional sports career, “continued Harden. âThen we found out that she had been accepted into the PhD program in Socio-Technical Systems and we were delighted to have the opportunity to continue coaching her this year. I have had the privilege of working with some of the amazing students over the years, but Gina is the first PhD student-athlete I have ever coached! “
Dello Russo has represented Stevens in seven NCAA Division III track and field championships and is a 10-time American Athletics and Cross Country Coaching Association All-American, placing second in the history of the program in terms of All-America recognition.
Retaining some of his best performances for championship competitions, Dello Russo has won 25 conference championships, split between Empire 8 and Middle Atlantic Conferences. The current holder of 11 school records (eight individual and three relays) during her time at Castle Point, Dello Russo is a four-time Athlete of the Competition conference winner and has helped guide the program to its very first indoor conference titles and outdoors. In addition, she was also recognized by USTFCCCA as the 2019 Atlantic Region Indoor Track Athlete of the Year.
This season, Dello Russo holds the sixth fastest time in 200 meters in Division III, as well as the seventh fastest time in 400 meters. She is ranked in the top 10 for the region and the conference at the 100, 200 and 400 meters.
In class, Dello Russo achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.94 as a mechanical engineering major and after completing her masters in engineering she is now working on her doctorate. His classroom performance led to three academic accolades in all districts, culminating with his first All-America Academic Award, selected by the Directors of University Sports Information of America, which honored Dello Russo in June 2020, with the 21st selection of the first team. in the history of the institution.
Dello Russo, who also holds a Certificate in Supply Chain Logistics and Analysis as well as a Certificate in Data Exploration and Visualization for Risk and Decision Making, is a multiple selection from Stevens President’s List and Dean’s List in recognition of his academic achievement. She was also named to the All-MAC Academic Track and Field Team a year ago and is also a member of Stevens’ Pinnacle Scholars Program.
The senior MAC athlete-researchers are traditionally announced after the end of each sporting season. The awards are presented to a senior student-athlete from each sport who demonstrates academic excellence and athletic prowess. The MAC Senior Athlete Researcher Award is based 50% on academics and 50% on athletic achievement. The award was created before the start of the 2000-01 season.
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