Nicole Dawson
Nicole Dawson
Height: 5-5
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Jessup, Md.
High School: Hammond
Position: Distance

2014 Outdoor: Finished ninth in the 10,000m run with a career-best time at the 2014 America East Outdoor Track and Field Championships… Her time in Vermont of 37:16.97 ranks as the third-fastest in UMBC history… Also competed in the 5,000m event during the spring season, recording a top season time of 18:17.77 at the Mason Spring Invitational… Named to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

2013-14 Indoor: Placed tenth in the 5,000m run and 11th in the 3,000m run at the 2014 America East Indoor Track and Field Championships in New York… Set a career-best time of 10:24.37 in the 3k at the conference meet… Recorded a career-best 5k time of 17:47.01 at the Armory Collegiate Invitational to move up to eighth all-time in UMBC program history.

2013 Outdoor: Set a career-best in the 10,000m run at the Duke Invitational with a time of 37:22.84… Her time from North Carolina ranks third in the UMBC record book… Finished ninth in the event at the 2013 America East Outdoor Championships at Binghamton… Also competed in the 5,000m, recording a season-best time of 18:12.46 at the George Mason Invitational... Named to the America East Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2012-13 Indoor: Placed 12th in the 5,000m run and 20th in the 3,000m run at the 2013 America East Indoor Championships… Set a career-best time of 10:47.69 in the 3k event at the conference meet in Boston… Her top 5k time of 18:17.72 at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ranked tenth all-time in school history at the time.

Background: Finished 7th at the Maryland 3A State Championships as a senior in 2011... Placed fifth the year before as a junior at the 2A state meet... Howard County champion in the 3200m at the 2011 meet... Led Hammond to the county and regional championships in indoor track as a senior... An 11-time Scholar Athlete Award recipient... A member of the National Honor Society and the editor of Hammond's school newspaper, The Bear Press, from 2010-2011.

Personal: Daughter of Sean and Sherry Dawson... Majoring in Computer Science... Born Aug. 4, 1994.