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North Carolina Central University women’s track & field sophomore Darlene Girardeau has been named the NCCU Student-Athlete of the Month for January 2015 in recognition of her outstanding accomplishments in competition and in the classroom.

A native of Hope Mills, North Carolina, Girardeau posted nine top-10 performances in four indoor track & field meets during the month of January.

Girardeau opened the first month in 2015 as the top collegiate finisher in both the 60-meter dash (7.77 seconds) and the 200m dash (26.02) at the Joe Hilton Invitational, hosted by the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill on Jan. 10.

The following week at the Virginia Tech Invitational (Jan. 16-17), she placed sixth in the long jump with a leap of 5.84 meters, while also running in the 60-meter dash (16th, 7.78) and 200m dash (12th, 25.00).

The next Sunday (Jan. 25) at the UNCG Spartan Team Challenge, Girardeau won the 60m dash with a time of 7.73 seconds.

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