Allegheny's Wong Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Honor
Recent Allegheny College graduate Winnie Wong (Pittsburgh, PA/Plum) has been nominated, along with Kenyon's Alisa Vereschagin, for the NCAA Woman of the Year award, one of the most prestigious honors the NCAA bestows.
The award recognizes senior student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service, and leadership.
Wong, a four-year member of the Gator volleyball squad, was named to the 2012 All-NCAC honorable mention squad. She topped the conference in digs with 558, and finished second in digs per game with 4.89 during the 2011 season. Off the court, she was a member of the Civic Orchestra, held numerous officer positions with the Association for Asian and Asian American Awareness, and served as a team leader and supervisor of the Meadville Soup Kitchen. She planned and participated in an Alternative Spring Break service trip to Erie and also found the time to volunteer for America Reads, Meadville High School as a volleyball coach and a Summer Medical and Dental Education program.
A Biochemistry major with a Psychology minor, Wong graduated with a 3.62 grade point average. Her academic honors include the Cornerstone Award, the Ruth Williams Award and induction into the Tri Beta Biology Honor society, the Psi Chi Psychology honors society and the Lambda Sigma Sophomore Honor Society as well as a spot as an Allegheny Alden Scholar.
The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics will meet in August to select the top 10 winners in each division. In September, the selection committee will then evaluate the 30 honorees and choose the top three in each division. Finally, the members of the CWA will vote from among the top nine finalists to determine the Woman of the Year. The top 10 honorees and the nine finalists from Divisions I, II and III will be honored and the 2012 NCAA Woman of the Year winner announced at a dinner in Indianapolis October 14, 2012.