Former Claflin University track and field standout Faith McKie, '20, is among 605 female student-athletes nominated for the 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. A former hurdler/sprinter for the Lady Panthers, McKie was crowned Miss CIAA 2020 and Miss Claflin University 2019-2020. A 2020 Summa Cum Laude graduate with a degree in sport management with a minor in Spanish, McKie was the 2020 CIAA Indoor Track and Field silver medalist in the pentathlon.
During her quest for Miss CIAA 2020, McKie received the highest online popular vote out of all 12 contestants, giving her the honor of having $2,000 donated in her name to the Harvest Hope Food Bank in her school's local community by Food Lion Feeds. In 2019, she was a grand-prize winner of the CIAA Essay Contest Presented by Coca-Cola Consolidated and Food Lion, earning her a $5,000 scholarship.