2000 Hall of Fame Inductee
CAROLINE A. "CAROL" THOMSON-SLOWIK
Women's Track & Field (1974-77)
A pioneer in the sport of women's track and field for the Blue Hens, Thomson (Slowik) was making a name for herself nationally for the Blue Hens before track even became a varsity sport in 1979-80. While competing for Delaware in 1974-77, Thomson was a two-time All-American and won the AIAW national 100-meter hurdles title in 1976. She was a four-time outdoor hurdles champion and three-time indoor hurdles champion at the EAIAW regionals and was ranked second in the world in the 50-meter hurdles in 1977. At one time in her career, she was the U.S. and World record holder in the 60-yard hurdles. A 1979 graduate of Delaware, Thomson moved on to a successful head coaching career at the University of Florida and East Carolina. She was inducted into the state of Delaware Sports Hall of Fame in 1995. Her father, Bill, is a well-known track and field official in the Delaware and the U.S. and was a 1997 inductee into the state of Delaware Sports Hall of Fame. Her husband, Bob Slowik, is a former UD football standout (Delaware '77) and a longtime assistant coach in the National Football League.
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