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2006 NCAA Woman of the Year

Anne Bersagel, Wake Forest University


Woman of the Year winner finds meaning in journey

By Leilana McKindra
The NCAA News, November 6, 2006

Anne Bersagel, 2006 NCAA Woman of the Year

Wake Forest University distance runner Anne Bersagel told Woman of the Year ceremony attendees to "set big goals and celebrate the smaller milestones along the way."

Anne Bersagel traveled from Oslo, Norway, to attend this year’s Woman of the Year dinner. On the return trip, the former Wake Forest University runner will have more than luggage to manage. Bersagel also will take back happy memories after being named the 2006 Woman of the Year October 28 in Indianapolis.

The award - one of the most prestigious that the NCAA bestows - honors female student-athletes who have completed their eligibility and demonstrated excellence in academics, athletics, community service and leadership.

For the first time in the award’s 16-year history, NCAA conferences were invited to nominate a league Woman of the Year. From the 121 names submitted, 30 conference honorees were named (10 from each NCAA division) and from the 30 honorees, nine finalists (three from each division) were chosen. The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics selected Bersagel, who represented the Atlantic Coast Conference, from the pool of nine finalists.

In accepting the award, Bersagel told a crowd of 300 that included her parents, grandparents and former coach at Wake Forest, that it was an honor to be included among the accomplished and inspiring women being recognized during the evening. She said receiving the award was a testament to the kinds of opportunities she was given at Wake Forest. In remarks that echoed the night’s theme - "Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow" - Bersagel also acknowledged those who opened the doors for today’s women athletes.

"I want to thank the NCAA female athletes who came before us and really paved the way for us to compete in sports and fought for the concept that we are athletes, too. What they’ve given us is an opportunity that has enriched our lives," she said.

Currently a Fulbright Scholar pursuing a graduate degree in peace and conflict studies at the University of Oslo, Bersagel ultimately has her sights set on one day enriching the lives of others as the U.S. Secretary of State. That goal was inspired, she said, by the opportunity to work as an intern at the U.S. Embassy in Oslo and seeing the role that diplomats play in ensuring a peaceful world order.

Bersagel has other plans for the more immediate future, however. By her own admission, she is not quite ready to relinquish her lane on the track. An Olympic hopeful, she continues to train with Team USA Minnesota, based in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Last month, she competed in the World Road Running Championships 20K in Hungary, leading Team USA to a 10th-place finish overall. This spring Bersagel plans to enter the Boston Marathon, which will be her first marathon.

"As far as I’m concerned, I want to take it as far as I can," she said. "Once I feel like I’ve reached my limit in athletics, then I’m ready to move on to the next step. Until that point, I’m not willing to hang up my spikes."

Understanding well her own place as a role model, Bersagel said some of the best advice she could pass along to young athletes is actually attributed to Francie Larue Smith, a top distance runner in the United States in the 1980s who encouraged athletes to be patient, believe in themselves and to not expect too much too soon.

Those words, Bersagel said, have stuck with her for the better part of a decade.

"It’s so true, the idea that you dream big, and it’s important not to limit yourself, but at the same time be realistic," she said. "Don’t not expect too much to soon, but set big goals and celebrate the smaller milestones along the way."

A Greeley, Colorado, native, Bersagel is the first Woman of the Year honoree from Wake Forest and the sixth track and field student-athlete to receive the award.

The economics and political science double major graduated with honors in December 2005 and is the recipient of both an NCAA postgraduate scholarship and an NCAA Walter Byers Scholarship. A four-time Edwin G. Wilson Wake Forest Scholar Athlete of the Year, Bersagel also was a Colorado state finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship.

In addition to excelling in the classroom, Bersagel was a three-time Atlantic Coast Conference cross country performer of the week and holds school outdoor track records in the 3,000, 5,000 and 10,000 meters. She held a leadership position in Wake Forest’s chapter of Amnesty International and was vice president of the Tassel Chapter of Mortar Board. Bersagel also was the U.S. representative on the global economic trade panel at the NATO Youth Summit on Anti-Terrorism. In addition, she volunteered with Headstart and served as a tutor for the Forsyth County (North Carolina) public schools.

Last year’s Woman of the Year was Lauryn McCalley, a former swimming and diving student-athlete from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Danyelle Sargent, a CSTV sports anchor, and Kara Lawson, a former Tennessee basketball student-athlete and 2003 Woman of the Year finalist, emceed the event. Portions of the dinner will be rebroadcast at noon December 3 on ESPN2.


Nine finalists selected for 2006 Woman of the Year award

By Leilana McKindra
The NCAA News, October 23, 2006

The NCAA has selected nine finalists for the 2006 NCAA Woman of the Year, the winner of which will be announced at the annual awards dinner October 28 in Indianapolis.

The honor recognizes standout female student-athletes for excellence in academics, athletics and community service and leadership.

This year’s finalists are:

  • Anne Bersagel, Wake Forest University (cross country and indoor and outdoor track), Atlantic Coast Conference;
  • Janelle Engle, Old Dominion University (field hockey), Colonial Athletic Association;
  • Angela Homan, Auburn University (cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field), Southeastern Conference;
  • Jennifer Irwin, Ferris State University (cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field), Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference;
  • Adrianne Musu Jackson-Buckner, State University College at Oneonta (field hockey and indoor and outdoor track), State University of New York Athletic Conference;
  • Angela Pfeiffer, Concordia College, Moorhead (indoor and outdoor track), Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference;
  • Bethany Rehm, Texas Woman’s University (gymnastics);
  • Christyn Schumann, Trinity University (Texas) (indoor and outdoor track), Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference; and
  • Greta Trotman, Barry University (tennis), Sunshine State Conference.

The Committee on Women’s Athletics will select the 2006 Woman of the Year from among the finalists. Danielle Sargent, an ESPN personality, will share emcee responsibilities with Kara Lawson. Lawson is a former University of Tennessee, Knoxville, women’s basketball student-athlete and 2003 Woman of the Year finalist who currently plays in the WNBA. She also has done color commentary for ESPN during the Division I Women’s Basketball Championship.

While in Indianapolis, the finalists also will participate in a service project with Habitat for Humanity.

Lauryn McCalley, a former diver at Tennessee, was the 2005 NCAA Woman of the Year.

Following are some of the accomplishments of the 2006 Woman of the Year finalists:

Anne Bersagel
Wake Forest University
Cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field

Academic achievement: Economics and political science double-major who graduated with honors from Wake Forest in December 2005. United States Track Coaches Association all-American, 2002-03. College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-American, 2003, 2005. Four-time Edwin G. Wilson Wake Forest Scholar-Athlete of the Year. NCAA Walter Byers Scholarship, 2006. NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, 2005. Weaver-James-Corrigan ACC Postgraduate Scholarship, 2006.

Athletics achievement: Cross country — ACC champion, 2002. Three-time first-team all-American. Two-time first-team all-conference. Indoor track — Two-time first-team all-conference. Two-time first-team all-American. Outdoor track — First-team all-conference, 2005. Three-time first-team all-American. Two-time ACC champion.

Service and leadership: United States Embassy, Oslo, internship Wake Forest University Philomathesian Editorial Board member. United States Agency for International Development. Wake Forest University Chapter of Amnesty International, vice president and treasurer. Student Conference on United States Affairs, Wake Forest political science representative. NATO Youth Summit on Anti-Terrorism. U.S. representative on global economics trade panel. U.S. representative to Danish Atlantic Youth Seminar.

Excerpt from personal statement: "As female student-athletes, we owe a tremendous debt to the women who came before us and paved the way for participation in collegiate athletics. While at Wake Forest, I was fortunate to work with coach Annie Bennett, a former NCAA champion and currently one of the few female head coaches of both a men’s and women’s NCAA Division I track and field program. Through her example, I learned to be more assertive in my racing tactics and approach each competition with calm confidence. That sense of empowerment could not help but spill into the rest of my life as well."


Adrianne Musu Jackson-Buckner
State University College at Oneonta
Field hockey, indoor and outdoor track

Academic achievement:A May 2006 graduate of Oneonta State. Dean’s List honoree and National Field Hockey Coaches Association Academic Squad member, 2002-06. New York State Women’s Collegiate Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete of the Year, 2006. State University of New York Athletic Conference all-academic squad and Commissioner’s List selection. ESPN the Magazine Cross Country/Track and Field second-team Academic All-American, 2006. NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient, 2006.

Athletics achievement: Division III national champion in the 200-meter dash, 2006. Two-time indoor and four-time outdoor track and field all-American. Four-time indoor and two-time outdoor Eastern College Athletic Conference track and field champion. Seven-time indoor and 10-time outdoor SUNYAC track and field champion. Oneonta State Women’s Athlete of the Year, 2006. Two-time ECAC Most Outstanding Female Athlete of the Meet (outdoor track), 2005-06.

Service and leadership:Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Diversity Committee chair, 2002-04, 2005-06. Oneonta Safe Space student coordinator, 2005-06. African American-Latino-Asian-Native American mentor/mentee.

Excerpt from personal statement:"The benefits of my experience as a student-athlete are threefold: (1) Discipline. The simultaneous demands of practice and school work forced me, happily, to prioritize. (2) Travel. Between field hockey and track, I have had the opportunity to travel to 14 states and two countries. (3) Endless opportunities. I learned how to perform under pressure before having entered the workplace because I needed that skill on the track. These opportunities, including my ability to be a positive role model, would have escaped me if I had not been involved with athletics.


Janelle Engle
Old Dominion University
Field hockey

Academic achievement:Music education major who will graduate in December. ESPN The Magazine first-team Academic All-American. Colonial Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete of the Year, 2006. Four-time National Field Hockey Coaches Association academic all-American. Four-time CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award.

Athletics achievement:First team all-American, 2005. Three-time conference champion. Player of the Year, Colonial Athletic Association, 2005. Two-time first-team all-CAA. NCAA all-tournament team, 2005. Old Dominion University Alumni Association Female Student-Athlete of the Year, 2006. Old Dominion Sportsmanship Award, 2005.

Service and leadership:Two-year member of school’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Two-year team captain. Four-year member of Old Dominion Field Hockey Team Council. President (2006) and vice president (2005) of American String Teachers Association. Three-year member of Monarch String Quartet. Two-year concertmaster of Old Dominion Orchestra. First violinist of Diehn String Quartet, two years.

Excerpt from personal statement:"Being a student-athlete, I learned the value of leadership skills, teamwork, self-discipline and a passion for everything I do. As team captain for two years and concertmaster of the school orchestra, I experienced success because I discovered that being a good leader means being a good teammate ... The success and growth I achieved as a person - academically and athletically - provided me with a sense of accomplishment and joy. Gaining respect from teammates, coaches and opponents through hard work and passion is the true reward and will benefit me in all my future endeavors."


Angela Homan
Auburn University
Cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field

Academic achievement:Exercise science major who graduated in May 2006. Auburn University’s Presidential Award of Excellence, 2005. Southeastern Conference (SEC) Boyd McWhorter Postgraduate Scholarship recipient and NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient, 2006. Algenon Sydney Sullivan Award, 2006. President’s Award from the College of Education, 2006.

Athletics achievement:Cross country team captain, 2005. Outdoor track team captain, 2005-06. Indoor track team captain, 2006. Seven-time first team all-American. Three-time SEC cross country individual champions. Member of the 2006 NCAA national championship outdoor track team. Three-time SEC cross country athlete of the year. Member of the Cross Country World Junior Team, 2003.

Service and leadership:Two-year Project Uplift volunteer. Physical Therapy Special Interest Group President. Student-Athlete Advisory Committee member. Three-year American Cancer Society Relay for Life committee volunteer. Volunteer for the Human Performance and Rehabilitation Center and the Lima Memorial Health Systems.

Excerpt from personal statement:"Being a student-athlete helped me deal with pressure and maximize my potential. I’ve learned to stay focused and balance my time effectively among academics, athletics, volunteer work and extracurricular activities. While this has certainly been challenging, the rewards of hard work have paid off and I now possess memories that will last a lifetime. I have truly learned the value of teamwork, the humility of defeat, and the honor of victory."


Jennifer Irwin
Ferris State University
Cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field

Academic achievement:Plastics engineering technology and rubber engineering technology major who graduated in May 2006. Dean’s List every semester. Ferris State Plastics Program Student of the Year, 2005. Ferris State Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year, 2005-06. Helen Benette Scholarship for Outstanding Female Athlete. Ferris State Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Athletics achievement:Four-time Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Cross Country Runner of the Week. Fourteen-time all-conference. Six-time all-American.

Service and leadership:Four-year member of the Ferris State Rubber Group. Four year member of the Society of Plastics Engineers. Two-year member of the Society of Automotive Engineers. Volunteered as a speaker with elementary school children. Habitat for Humanity volunteer.

Excerpt from personal statement:"My experience as a student-athlete has provided me with numerous benefits that would have been unattainable without the unique combination of athletics and scholastics. The most significant of these include perseverance, prioritization and dedication. Life is full of opportunities; combining athletics and scholastics has taught me to prioritize my values to be successful and to enjoy life to the fullest."


Angela Pfeiffer
Concordia College, Moorhead
Indoor and outdoor track

Academic achievement:An April 2006 graduate of Concordia-Moorhead. ESPN The Magazine first-team Academic All-American, 2006; second-team, 2005. Four-time all-Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference academic team. Four-time U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association academic team. NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient, 2006.

Athletics achievement:Team captain, 2005-06. Ten-time MIAC champion. Holds 12 school records and two MIAC meet records. MIAC Track Athlete of the Year, 2004. Two-time top-three finisher at NCAA championships in the 400 meters. Three-time most outstanding performance in conference meet (indoor and outdoor).

Service and leadership:Student-Athlete Advisory Committee member. Edited, researched and wrote for textbooks as an undergraduate research assistant. Helped first-year students in college transition as an orientation leader. Cared for orphaned children as an orphanage aid in Costa Rica. Volunteered at a low-income day care.

Excerpt from personal statement:"Although I have been fortunate enough to receive awards and recognition for my track and field participation, these things are not the most important benefits I have gained from my experience. I cannot imagine my college experience without track and field. It has allowed me to develop life-long friendships and memories. Most importantly, I have learned that life is not about winning or losing, but about what you learn and the people you meet."


Bethany Rehm
Texas Woman’s University

Academic achievement:Business major who expects to graduate in December. National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches scholastic all-American. USA Gymnastics Scholar-Athlete. Recipient of Texas Woman’s President’s Award, the highest honor bestowed to a current student-athlete.

Athletics achievement: One of three TWU team captains during the 2005-06 season. Won the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships individual title on the uneven bars. Member of the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championship winning team, 2003, 2006. 2006 Midwest Independent Conference all-conference selection.

Service and leadership: Student-Athlete Advisory Committee member. Collected donations and contributed to Hurricane Katrina relief through United Way and American Red Cross. Member of Sigma Beta Delta honor society for business majors. Helped families in need during Thanksgiving and Christmas through Adopt-a-Family. Habitat for Humanity volunteer.

Excerpt from personal statement: "The opportunity to be a student-athlete has been a rewarding experience that has taught me countless valuable lessons, the most important of which is the value of teamwork as being crucial to success. Another major insight I have gained from gymnastics is how to deal with adversity."


Christyn Schumann
Trinity University (Texas)
Track and field

Academic achievement: Business management major who graduated in May 2006. Recipient of NCAA Women’s Enhancement Program Postgraduate Scholarship. NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, 2006. Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll. Recipient of Trinity University Division of Student Affairs Presidential Award of Excellence for campus leadership and excellence.

Athletics Achievement: Team captain, 2004-06. NCAA champion in high jump (outdoor), 2004-06. NCAA champion in high jump (indoor), 2005. Three-time Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference team champion. Holds Trinity and conference high jump records.

Service and leadership: Student-Athlete Advisory Committee member. Mentor in Big Brothers, Big Sisters Program. Interned with the San Antonio Sports Foundation. Resident assistant for 40 students in dormitory on Trinity campus. Red Cross and UNICEF volunteer.

Excerpt from personal statement: "It is difficult to delineate all I have gained as a student-athlete, for I cannot imagine my college years without that experience. Division III athletics enabled me to compete at the top level while focusing on other aspects of my life and developing life skills necessary to excel after college."


Greta Trotman
Barry University

Academic achievement: History and literature double major who graduated in May 2006. Three-time Barry University Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Dean’s Award for Outstanding Senior in the School of Arts and Sciences, 2006. Two-time Sunshine State Conference Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Four-time Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar All-American.

Athletics Achievement: Team captain, 2005-06. Top-three finisher at NCAA championships and first-team all-American in singles play, 2005, 2006. Top-three finisher at NCAA championships and first-team all-American in doubles play, 2006. First-team all-conference and Sunshine State conference champion in singles play, 2005. Member of the Sunshine State conference team champion, 2005.

Service and leadership: Student-Athlete Advisory Committee member. Participant in National Girls and Women in Sports Day and National Student-Athlete Day Clinics. Assistant counselor for homeless children at Nicolas House. Assisted in event planning of Special Olympics.

Excerpt from personal statement: "My experience as a student-athlete at Barry University has greatly impacted my life. My four years on the tennis team were a period of growth in which I learned more about myself and my surroundings. My roommates made me realize that communication, especially in light of cultural differences, is essential for successful relationships."


Conference selections first step for 2006 Woman of the Year

By Leilana McKindra
The NCAA News, August 28, 2006

The NCAA will announce the 2006 NCAA Woman of the Year on October 28 at a dinner in Indianapolis. Since 1991, the award has been presented annually to a senior student-athlete who has distinguished herself throughout her collegiate career in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership. As part of a revised selection process this year, schools submitted nominations through their conferences. Each league was allowed to select up to two nominees as long as one was an ethnic minority. From the conference nominees listed below, the Woman of the Year selection committee will announce the top 10 selections in Divisions I, II and III, respectively. From each group of 10, a top three will be chosen. The 2006 Woman of the Year will be selected by the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics from the pool of nine divisional honorees. Previously, the selection committee chose one nominee per state and the overall winner was selected by the CWA from the top 10 finalists. Last year’s winner was Lauryn McCalley, a former swimming and diving student-athlete at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Big West (I) Megan Baker UC Irvine Swimming


Conference Nominee School Sport(s)
Allegheny Mountain (III) Staci Banaszek Penn St.-Behrend Indoor, outdoor track
America East (I) Ashlee Reed Albany (N.Y.) Volleyball
American Southwest (III) April Johnson Hardin-Simmons Soccer
Atlantic 10 (I) Melanie Kasparek Rhode Island Soccer
ACC (I) Anne Bersagel Wake Forest Cross country, indoor and outdoor track
ACC (I) Courtney Bumpers North Carolina Gymnastics
Atlantic Sun (I) Erin Ashton East Tenn. St. Soccer
AWCC (III) Katie Gwiazdowski Notre Dame (Maryland) Tennis, volleyball
Big 12 (I) Cat Osterman Texas Softball
Big 12 (I) Sophia Young Baylor Basketball
Big East (I) Megan McGrane Pittsburgh Volleyball
Big East (I) Khara Smith DePaul Basketball
Big Sky (I) Erin Jones-Graf Montana St. Indoor and outdoor track
Big South (I) Carrie Selmer Winthrop Cross country, indoor and outdoor track
Big South (I) Stephanie Walker Liberty Basketball, outdoor track
Big Ten (I) Kayla Bashore Indiana Field hockey
California Collegiate (II) Briana Hinga UC San Diego Basketball, outdoor track
CAC (III) Brittany Elliott Salisbury Field hockey
Carolinas-Virginia (II) Rita (Lucia) Henkle Mount Olive Tennis
Carolinas-Virginia (II) Lindsey Snyder Mount Olive Golf
Centennial (III) Amy Schmidt Muhlenberg Tennis
CACC (II) Alicia Scott Georgian Court Volleyball
CIAA (II) Ffion Fletcher Shaw Cross country, tennis
CCIW (III) Melinda Sprague Illinois Wesleyan Cross country, outdoor track
CHA (I) Jessica Snelgrove Wayne St. (Mich.) Ice hockey, softball
Colonial (I) Tanika Brown Virginia Commonwealth Indoor and outdoor track
Colonial (I) Janelle Engle Old Dominion Field hockey
Commonwealth (III) Meagan Hennessy Moravian Softball
Commonwealth Coast (III) Kayla Hinckley New England Field hockey, lacrosse
Conference USA (I) Blair DiSesa Rice Tennis
Conference USA (I) Jacqueline Gonzalez Houston Softball, volleyball
East Coast (II) Donna Lohrey Molloy Basketball
EISA (I) Jaime Kingsbury Vermont Skiing
Empire 8 (III) Leigh Bonkowski Ithaca Softball
Freedom (III) Josemar Castillo Lycoming Tennis
Freedom (III) Katherine Springmeyer FDU-Florham Field hockey
GLIAC (II) Jennifer Irwin Ferris St. Cross country, indoor and outdoor track
GLVC (II) Amanda Newton Drury Basketball
Great Northwest (II) Jessica Telleria Western Washington Outdoor track
Great South (III) Heather Mathis Maryville (Tenn.) Soccer
Gulf South (II) Alyse Hasty Delta St. Softball
Heartland (II) Kennie Boxill St. Mary’s (Tex.) Soccer
Heartland (II) Lindsey Heye St. Edward’s Softball
Heartland Collegiate (III) Holly Gibson Transylvania Softball
Hockey East (I) Karen Thatcher Providence Ice hockey
Horizon (I) Victoria Mitchell Butler Cross country, indoor and outdoor track
Independent (III) Erin Powell Nebraska Wesleyan Indoor and outdoor track
Independent (II) Caroline Cosgrove Dowling Rowing
Independent (II) Bethany Rehm Texas Woman’s Gymnastics
Independent (I) Katie Lorenz North Dakota St. Basketball
Independent (I) Heather Sealer South Dakota St. Basketball
Independent (II) Nicole DeYong Alas. Anchorage Skiing, cross country
Independent (I) Jana Rehemaa Colorado Skiing
Iowa Intercollegiate (III) Katherine Pederson Central (Iowa) Indoor track, volleyball
Ivy (I) Alison Crocker Dartmouth Skiing
Ivy Group (I) Joslyn Woodard Yale Indoor and outdoor track
Liberty League (III) Erika Eisenhut Union (N.Y.) Basketball, soccer
Liberty League (III) Seraphine Hamilton Wm. Smith Basketball, soccer
Little East (III) Stacy Leblanc Southern Me. Soccer
Lone Star (II) Katherine Henley West Tex. A&M Soccer
Metro Atlantic (I) Elizabeth Hubbard Siena Volleyball
Michigan Intercollegiate (III) Christine Hendricks Calvin Outdoor track, volleyball
Mid-America Intercollegiate (II) Gena Lindsay Northwest Mo. St. Tennis
MAC (I) Lindsay Shearer Kent St. Basketball
MAC (I) Tamera Thomas Central Michigan Indoor and outdoor track
Mid-Continent (I) Anne Hafeli Oakland Basketball
MEAC (I) Renecia Lovelace N.C. A&T Softball
Midwest (III) Rachel Moskowitz Grinnell Soccer
Minnesota Intercollegiate (III) Angela Pfeiffer Concordia-M’head Indoor and outdoor track
Missouri Valley (I) Elizabeth Meyers Wichita St. Volleyball
Mountain West (I) Maja Kovacek New Mexico Tennis
NESCAC (III) Elizabeth Guernsey Trinity (Conn.) Rowing
NEWMAC (III) Meghan Bascetta Springfield Field hockey
New England (III) Mandi Rapisardi Lasell Lacrosse
NJAC (III) Brittny Boyd TCNJ Soccer, indoor and outdoor track
North Central (II) Lindsey Dietz Minn. Duluth Basketball
North Atlantic (III) Kristi Guzzo Elms Softball
North Coast Athletic (III) Emily Hisca Wittenberg Lacrosse and soccer
Northeast (I) Darby Biggart Wagner Lacrosse
Northeast-10 (II) Maureen Burns Bryant Field hockey, lacrosse
Northern Illinois-Iowa (III) Corey Krysiak Aurora Soccer
Northern Sun Intercollegiate (II) Kathryn Kramer Winona St. Soccer
Northwest (III) Cortney Kjar Puget Sound Soccer
OAC (III) Elena Fernandez John Carroll Cross country, indoor and outdoor track
OAC (III) Erica Hoyt Muskingum Softball
Ohio Valley (I) Michele Jett Southeast Mo. St. Outdoor track
Ohio Valley (I) Brianna Venable Austin Peay Softball
Old Dominion (III) Megan Silva Randolph-Macon Basketball
Pacific-10 (I) Kate Richardson UCLA Gymnastics
Peach Belt (II) Danielle Moore Francis Marion Basketball
Peach Belt (II) Shannon Pallardy S.C. Upstate Basketball, cross country, volleyball
PSAC (III) Amy Bower Misericordia Cross country, outdoor track
PSAC (II) Hughes Courtney Lock Haven Field hockey, softball
PAC (III) Elisa Pedersen Grove City Cross country
RMAC (II) Hannah Davey-Briggs Colorado Mines Cross country, indoor and outdoor track
RMAC (II) Victoria Martinez Adams St. Cross country, indoor and outdoor track
Skyline (III) Valerie Barnhart Stevens Institute Field hockey, lacrosse, soccer
South Atlantic (II) Martina Moo Young Wingate Golf
South Atlantic (II) Paige Haverty Catawba Golf
SEC (I) Angela Homan Auburn Cross country, indoor and outdoor track
SEC (I) Sarah Lowe Florida Basketball
SCIAC (III) Alexandra Mallen Cal Lutheran Basketball
Southern Collegiate (III) Christyn Schumann Trinity (Tex.) Indoor and outdoor track
Southern (I) Shannon Wommack Chattanooga Cross country, indoor and outdoor track
SWAC (I) Heather Shove Jackson St. Softball
SUNYAC (III) Adrianne Musu Jackson-Buckner Oneonta St . Field hockey, indoor and outdoor track
SUNYAC (III) Jodie Schoppmann Potsdam St. Cross country
Sun Belt (I) Danyele Gomez La.-Lafayette Softball
Sunshine State (II) Katie Heintz, St. Leo Softball
Sunshine State (II) Greta Trotman Barry Tennis
Patriot (I) Keira Carlstrom American Cross country, indoor and outdoor track
Patriot (I) Chelsea Haviland Army Swimming
UAA (III) Renee Neuner Chicago Soccer
UAA (III) Carmen Rowan Case Reserve Basketball
USA South (III) Sarah Davis Greensboro Volleyball
West Coast (I) Christine Sinclair Portland Soccer
WAC (I) Annie Baxter Nevada Soccer
WAC (I) QuiongJie Huang Hawaii Swimming
Western Water Polo (II) Sarah Reneker Cal St. San B’dino Water polo
Wisconsin Intercollegiate (III) Julia Rudd Wis.-La Crosse Cross country, indoor and outdoor track