Former Member - Amy Cashin

Amy has been studying in the USA on an athletics scholarship at the West Virginia University since August 2013. In that time she has achieved a great deal both academically and athletically.

Amy dedicates her time with the Special Olympics, Ruby Memorial Hospital, local nursing homes, and in the summers, she helps coach and mentor at local youth cross country camps.

Her coach at WVU, Sean Cleary said, "Words alone cannot describe Amy's leadership in helping guide not only our track and cross country programs, but more so the overall student-athlete experience at WVU."

We can’t wait to see Amy when she comes home for Christmas and at the Falls Creek training camp.

  • In her academic endeavours Amy has maintained a 4.0 grade point average (GPA) while pursuing a master's degree in counselling.
  • In 2017, she graduated with a bachelor's degree in sports and exercise psychology, with a double minor in psychology and athletic coaching. She is planning on finishing her master’s degree in May 2020.
  • In 2108 Amy was one of seventeen female student athletes named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America Women's Track & Field/Cross Country First Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
  • She is a three-time member of the Women's Track and Field Academic All-Big 12 First Team and earned WVU's most prestigious student honour, the Order of Augusta Award, in 2017. The honour recognizes the students’ superior scholarship, demonstrated leadership and record of community and public service.
  • She's also a recipient of the 2017 Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award, the Big 12's highest academic honour, and has been featured on the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll, Big 12 Academic All-Rookie Team, Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll, President's List and Dean's List.
  • In 2017 and 2018 Amy was named the Big 12 Women's Track & Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year. 
  • Amy garnered All-America Second Team honors at the 2018 NCAA Indoor Championships last March, placing ninth in the women's mile.
  • In 2017, she was named an All-America Third Team selection after her 19th-place finish in the steeplechase at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
  • Amy recorded her third career All-America distinction at the 2018 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships on June 7 in Eugene, Oregon. She finished 13th overall in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase, earning All-America Second Team honours. Amy broke her own school record in the event, crossing the finish line in 9:58.75. Amy is a three-time Big 12 runner-up in the steeplechase.
  • In the 2017 Cross Country season, Amy was named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team, competed at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals, placing 22nd overall to earn all-region honours with a 6k time of 21:12. finished 20th at the Big 12 Championships with a 6k time of 21:25, took 23rd at the Penn State Nationals, crossing the finish line on the 6k course in 20:56, ran a season-best time of 20:32 at the Paul Short Invitational to place 18th overall on the 6k course
  • Amy is the representative for the Mountaineer cross country team on the Student-Athletic Advisory Council at WVU as well as being one of the WVU representatives on the Big 12 SAAC. At WVU she is the co-founder of the Inclusivity Committee, a student-athlete group assembled to address the challenges surrounding the LGBTQ+ community, minorities, mental health and substance abuse.
  • She also dedicates her time with the Special Olympics, Ruby Memorial Hospital, local nursing homes, and in the summers, she helps coach and mentor at local youth cross country camps.
  • Her coach at WVU, Sean Cleary said, "Words alone cannot describe Amy's leadership in helping guide not only our track and cross country programs, but more so the overall student-athlete experience at WVU."
  • We can’t wait to see Amy when she comes home for Christmas and at the Falls Creek training camp.


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