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Mystic, Conn. – The College of Saint Rose senior Kailey Egbert (Camp Hill, Pa.) was named the 2008-2009 Northeast-10 Woman of the Year as selected by the Senior Woman Administrator Council (SWA). Egbert was honored Monday evening at the conference’s end of the year awards banquet in Mystic, Conn. She will now be forwarded as the conference’s nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year.
“Kailey Egbert epitomizes the best of what it means to be an NCAA Division II student-athlete as the recipient of the prestigious 2008-09 Northeast-10 Woman of the Year award,” Saint Rose Athletic Director Catherine Haker said. “We are proud to have her represent The College of Saint Rose and the many successful student-athletes who represent the NE-10 Conference each year. “
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).
“Kailey has excelled in the academic arena as an undergraduate while also demonstrating leadership and success on the soccer field during her four years at Saint Rose,” said Haker. “Kailey also understands and demonstrates how important it is to give back to the community through her many volunteer and community service activities.”
The NCAA Woman of the Year award honors senior student-athletes for their collective collegiate achievements in service, leadership, athletics and academics. The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics (CWA) receive nominations from each conference in Division I, II and III.
All conference nominees from the three divisions are forwarded to the Woman of the Year selection committee in which then the committee will select the top 10 winners from each division. From among those 30 honorees, the selection committee will determine the top three in each division. Finally, the members of the CWA will vote from the top nine to determine the 2009 NCAA Woman of the Year which will be announced in Indianapolis October 18.
With 15 member institutions the Northeast-10 is the second largest NCAA Division II athletic conference in the nation. 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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