FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (May 1, 2006) -- Junior Kim Stengle and CUA women's track coach Joe Fisher were named the Capital Athletic Conference's Women's Athlete and Coach of the Year, respectively, on Monday.

Stengle dominated the field events, particulalry in the hammer throw. Stengle placed first in the hammer throw in five consecutive meets (Roanoke, Bridgewater, Goucher, Messiah College, and the CAC Championships). At the CAC Championships, Stengle placed first in the hammer throw and javelin, second in the shot put, and third in the discus to earn All-CAC honors.

Fisher, in his 27th year of coaching, has now been named CAC Coach of the Year four times. He was named Coach of the Year in 1991 and 1993 as well as Co-Coach of the Year in 2001. Fisher directed the CUA women's track team to a third place finish at the 2006 CAC Championships where he coached All-CAC first-teamer Monica Loria, who took first place in the 1500 meter race with a conference meet record time of 4:47.77. All-CAC honorees Mary McGlynn and Sam McLellan finished third and fifth, respectively, in that race. Kristen Kennedy, Ashlee Sutter, McClellan, and Loria placed second in the 4 x 400 meter relay to earn All-CAC honors.