Edith Nakiyingi was honored as the 1992 Big Eight Athlete of the Year. The award was a fitting honor for one of the most decorated athletes in Cyclone history. She was the first woman in ISU history to earn the conference accolade.
Nakiyingi finished her ISU career as a two-time NCAA champion, six-time All-America, 11-time Big Eight champion and as a four-time winner at 800-meter run in both the Big Eight Championship and Drake Relays.
She captured her first NCAA title in 1989, winning the 800-meter run in a NCAA meet record of 2:05.68. That season, Nakiyingi won two Big Eight indoor titles, the 1,000-meter and distance medley relay and the 800-meter run in outdoor competition.
Nakiyingi again won the NCAA 800-meter indoor title in 1991 in
The Cyclone distance runner was twice honored as the most outstanding performer at the Big Eight outdoor meet. In 1991, she captured four Big Eight titles in 1990.
Nakiyingi also excelled in cross country for the Cyclones. She helped lead ISU to the 1990 Big Eight Conference cross country title. At the NCAA Championships in 1989, she finished 16th.
Nakiyingi qualified to run for