Another in a long line of premiere Harding distance runners has quietly, but impressively made her debut. Ewa Zaborowska, a freshman from Wejherowo, Poland, helped the Lady Bison cross-country team capture the first Great American Conference cross-country title in October. She placed second in the race and later in the fall placed eighth in the NCAA Division II South Central Regional race attempting to qualify for the national championship race.
The 2012 outdoor track season has opened, and already Ewa has won 800-meter and 1500-meter races with provisional qualifying times for the national NCAA Division II outdoor meet May 27-29 in Pueblo, Colo. Her qualifying time in the 800 meters was 2:10.63 and for the 1500 meters her time was 4:28.57. The latter time set a new school record. Her 800-meter time ranks fifth in the nation in Division II.
Ewa is equally impressive in the classroom. She has a 4.0 grade-point average as a finance major. The U.S. Track and Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association named her to the 2011 Division II All-Academic Team.
David Crouch, director of public relations