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South Easton, Mass. – The College of Saint Rose graduate Kailey Egbert (Camp Hill, Pa.) was named a semifinalist for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. The NCAA has selected the top 30 honorees that will be presented in October.
The NCAA Woman of the Year Award honors senior women student-athletes who have excelled in the areas of academic achievement, athletics, service and leadership.
A committee composed of representatives from NCAA member schools and conferences selected the top 30 honorees – 10 from each division – from a pool of 132 conference nominees, which included seven student-athletes from independent institutions, representing all three NCAA divisions and multiple sports.
The top 30 will be trimmed to nine finalists – three from each division – next month and the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics will select the national winner from that pool of finalists. The recipient of the 19th annual award will be announced during the 2009 NCAA Woman of the Year awards dinner on October 18 in Indianapolis.
A four-year member of the Saint Rose women’s soccer team, Egbert finished her senior season with seven goals and four assists as she helped lead the Golden Knights to their second-straight Northeast-10 championship as the team advanced all the way to the NCAA Division II Semifinals. She finished her career finishing among the school’s top-15 in all three major scoring categories with 67 points, 25 goals and 17 assists.
As impressive as her accomplishments on the field are, Egbert also excelled in the classroom. She recently received her bachelor’s degree in biology with a grade point average of 3.61. Egbert is a three-time Northeast-10 All-Academic selection and earned first team NSCAA/Adidas Scholar All-American honors this past fall for her academic achievements. In addition, Egbert was among a select group of student-athletes that received the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
In addition to her accomplishments on the field of play and in the classroom, Egbert is also involved in a number of extracurricular community services. She has been involved in Relay for Life, Habitat for Humanity and Make-A-Wish Foundation to name a few. She is also a member of the Saint Rose Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
With 16 member institutions the Northeast-10 shares the distinction of being the largest Division II conference in the country along with the PSAC and WVIAC. Its 23 championship sports provide athletic opportunities for over 5,500 student-athletes, the largest such program of any Division II conference.
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