Crawford accomplished the feat by clocking an 11.84 in the 100-meter dash at the 2023 NCAA Division III National Championships in Rochester, New York. She also accrued All-American status in 2022 as a member of the program-record-holding 4x100-meter relay team alongside Gabriella Torres Joubert ’22, Mackenzie Reed ’23, and Rhe Nae Leach ’25. Additionally, while five members of the track and field program had achieved All-American status prior to Crawford, all five were field athletes, making the Bonita, California, native the first women's track athlete to do it as an individual.
“It was definitely a surprise,” Crawford said. “Even though I'm very good at my 100-meter races, it's not always my best. The 200 is really where I thought I was going to place, but I guess there were different plans for me.”
Crawford will go down as one of the greatest woman athletes in school history. She won the SCIAC Track & Field Female Athlete of the Year award in 2023 behind SCIAC titles in three events: the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, and 4x100 meter relay. Her 100-meter time is also among the 10 fastest in the history of Division III women's track and field.
Additionally, she is a two-time Whittier College Female Athlete of the Year recipient, and qualified for Division III nationals on three occasions.
“I felt comfortable with the Poet atmosphere with both athletics and academics,” said the kinesiology major. “I built good relationships and experienced many accomplishments in athletics. I've also benefited from wonderful academic experiences and opportunities within my field of study throughout these four years at Whittier College.”