What may be Meghan Roby’s final accolade from the Great Lakes Valley Conference during her peerless Bellarmine University track and field career epitomizes her tenure.
On Friday, the conference announced Roby as its GLVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for women’s track and field, a recognition of exemplary athletic and academic achievement that defined the senior’s time at Bellarmine.
Roby piled up a program-record eight All-America awards at the NCAA Championships during her four-year career. The native of Mt. Washington, Kentucky, amassed six in the indoor seasons and two in the outdoor campaigns. She was particularly potent in the 400 meters, reaping four All-America notices in the event.
Roby was a dominant figure at the GLVC Championships. The Bullitt East (Ky.) High School product accumulated three GLVC Track Athlete of the Year acknowledgements, essentially three-peating after sweeping the 2017 indoor and outdoor awards before earning another nod at the 2018 GLVC Indoor Championships. She was named GLVC Freshman of the Year at the 2015 indoor event.
Roby racked up an astonishing 23 total All-GLVC awards, 13 of which reflected GLVC titles. In her final GLVC Indoor Championships, she competed in four events (60, 200, 4×400 relay, distance medley relay) and won championships in all of them.
In the classroom, Roby earned Academic All-GLVC recognition all four years. The biology major, who minored in biochemistry and exercise science, finished her undergraduate tenure with a 3.62 grade-point average.
Roby is the Bellarmine women’s track and field program’s third recipient of the GLVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award following Katie Hickey (2008) and Angela Musk (2013).