2008 Hall of Fame Inductee
ALLISON L. FARRANCE (DEL ROSSI)
Women's Indoor Track & Field (1983-1986)
Women's Outdoor Track & Field (1983-86)
Inducted in 2008
Alison Farrance (Del Rossi) epitomized the term "Student-Athlete" during her career as a standout track and field performer at Delaware during the mid-1980's. As a seven-time conference champion and four-time captain, she set a standard of excellence in every aspect of her UD career. She captured the East Coast Conference indoor triple jump title three straight times in 1984-86, ECC outdoor triple jump crowns in 1985-86, and two league relay titles. A native of Wilmington, Del., Alison set the conference and school record in each event and also set UD standards in the indoor 500 meters and mile relay and the outdoor 400 meters and 3,200 meter relay. She also led the Hens to two ECC team titles for coach Sue McGrath-Powell. A 1986 graduate of Delaware, Alison is the only person in UD athletics history to earn first team CoSIDA Academic All-American honors twice and one of just seven to be awarded the prestigious NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship. In 1986, she earned the Warner Award as the UD Alumni Association Outstanding Senior Woman. After graduating summa cum laude from Delaware, Alison received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993. Her husband is former UD men's track and field standout, Dennis Del Rossi (1982-86).
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