Every year, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) celebrates National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) by acknowledging the achievements of female athletes and honoring one female student-athlete from every high school in the state. This year, senior Madeline Barber represented the Trinity Hall Monarchs as the recipient of the award based on her athletic accomplishments in both cross country and track and field.
“I am so excited to have received the National Girls and Women in Sports Day Award! Being a female athlete makes me proud to represent Trinity Hall as an all-girls school and allows me to appreciate the opportunities I have been given to inspire other girls like myself,” Madeline said. Madeline demonstrates strong leadership for her teams as she serves as the captain of the cross country and the winter and spring track teams.
Throughout her years at Trinity Hall, Madeline has prospered as a student-athlete. Some of her most recent accomplishments include being named All-Division and Second Team All-Group in 2020, being on the Cross Country Sectional Championship Team in 2020 and the Spring Track Sectional Championship Team in 2021, and finishing the 3200m as the 2021 Shore Conference champion. Madeline will continue her academic and athletic career at Bucknell University as she committed to the cross country and track and field teams back in the fall of 2021.
Madeline expressed what it means to her to be a female athlete. “The pressure women face to succeed and surpass the expectations we have been given should continue to drive us to work even harder to reach our goals. Being a woman in sports has not only yielded beneficial results in my athletic and academic life but also enriched my motivation in all aspects of my life, pushing me to dig deeper and achieve once thought unattainable ambitions.”
Congratulations to Madeline on this achievement! We wish her much success as she finishes out her senior seasons and continues on to Bucknell University in the fall.