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Soric collects second NCAC All-Decade honor

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) is celebrating its 40th season by selecting All-Decade teams in each of its 23 championship sports. Today, junior jumper Paula Soric was named to the Women’s Outdoor Track & Field All-Decade team, representing Kenyon College as one of 28 current and former student-athletes selected to the team. 

The All-Decade award was Soric’s second, as she previously earned the same award for her performances in indoor track and field competition.

To be eligible for an NCAC All-Decade team, a student-athlete had to compete between the 2013-14 and the 2022-23 seasons and had to earn conference Player of the Year honors or earn a minimum of three All-NCAC first-team nods during their collegiate career.

Soric had no problem meeting those criteria in her first two collegiate seasons. As a first-year in 2021-22, she placed ninth in the long jump and was runner-up in the triple jump at the NCAC Championship meet. Her runner-up showing yielded her first career All-NCAC award for outdoor competition.

With that confidence, Soric turned in an even more impressive sophomore campaign, winning both the long jump and triple jump during the 2023 NCAC Championship. She collected All-NCAC first-team honors for those results and set the Kenyon triple jump record at 38-7 ½ (11.77 meters). At the conclusion of the conference championship, Soric was voted the 2023 NCAC Field Athlete of the Year.

When more postseason awards were handed out, Soric also garnered 2023 All-Region accolades from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. 

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