Dawn Eid Renfrew (1980-1981)
Dawn is a 1981 graduate of Alfred State College and competed in Cross Country and Track and Field. She was an outstanding distance runner finishing 33rd at the 1980 NJCA National Cross-Country meet in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho (before there were divisions in cross-country).
In the spring of 1981 Dawn reached her true potential as she became a two-time All-American in Outdoor Track and Field. At the NJCAA national meet in San Angelo, Texas, she placed fifth in the 5,000m (18:26.12) and was a member of the 4 X 800m relay that took fourth (9:27.49). The women's team finished 20th in the nation that year. (Again, this was before there were any divisions in this sport). Her times in the 3,000m, 5,000m and 4 X 800 relay still rank her second in all three events in Alfred State's all-time top ten list.
Dawn was named the cross-country MVP in 1980 and she received the Senior Female Athlete of the Year Award in 1981. She was always known for her desire to improve as an athlete and the ability to run well at the big meets. On leaving Alfred State, Dawn received a Cross-Country/Track Scholarship to Lock Haven University.