Kim is in!

Kim is in!
March 10, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143

It’s official! Benedictine University’s Kimyenna Abron (Chicago, Ill./Hyde Park H.S.) will be the first-ever female sprinter to represent the school at the NCAA Division III championships. Abron’s provisional qualifying time of 7.21 seconds in the 55 meter dash was good enough to get her in the field for the 2008 NCAA III indoor track and field championships for that event. Her time is the 10th-fastest among the qualifiers, with the top-eight finishers earning All-America designation. The championships are this coming Friday and Saturday, March 14-15, at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.