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As if Matilde Roe did not come home from Missoula, Montana, with enough awards after winning three silver medals at the 2019 Big Sky Conference Track and Field Outdoor Championships, the freshman thrower will be receiving one more piece of hardware for her memorable performances over the weekend for the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks.

Roe has been named the 2019 Big Sky Conference Track and Field Female Freshman of the Year, just a few days after being named MVP of the meet.

The Bergen, Norway, native was the runner-up in the shot put with a throw of 14.69 meters and she was also second place in the discus at 48.11m and the javelin as well at 46.65m, earning a total of 24 points toward the Northern Arizona women's team score of 65, which was good for a sixth-place team finish.

"It feels great for all of this hard work to pay off," Roe said.

Roe has quickly established herself as one of the conference's most versatile and skilled female throwers a single season after the departure of Brooke Anderson, Northern Arizona's most decorated and accomplished thrower in program history.

During the 2018 cross country season Jesselyn Bries was named female freshman of the year, making this the second time a Lumberjacks athlete is receiving this award.

The Lumberjacks will return for the 2019 NCAA West Regionals in Sacramento, California, on May 23. Qualifiers will be announced within the week.

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