Curry Nominated for NAC, NCAA Woman of the Year Awards

Curry Nominated for NAC, NCAA Woman of the Year Awards

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Recent graduate Brooklyn Curry (Belfast, Maine / Belfast) has been selected as Thomas College's nominee for a pair of prestigious Woman of the Year awards -- one awarded by the NCAA, the other by the North Atlantic Conference.

Curry is one of a record 517 student-athletes across all three NCAA divisions who will be considered for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award and one of eight nominees for the NAC's version of the award.

Both awards honor graduating female college student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in academics, athletics, service and leadership.

The 2016 Thomas Senior Female Scholar-Athlete honoree, Curry had an impressive career with the Terriers. The Elementary Education major also minored in Psychology and was a four-year letter winner in field hockey. She was named to the President’s List all eight semesters of her career was a member of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society, earned National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Scholar of Distinction twice, was a four-time NFHCA All-Academic Team honoree, and won the Thomas Collegiate Crest Award in 2015 and the Thomas Award in 2016.

She volunteered in second and fourth grade classes throughout her four years of study and also volunteered her time as a coach. She served as a peer mentor for four years, was a personal tutor for a second grader, and was a member of the Education club.

On the field, she served as team captain her senior year, while earning NAC First Team All-Conference honors and NFHCA All-Region Second Team honors. In her career at Thomas, she netted four goals, earned nine assists, and recorded one defensive save, while playing in 66 games as a Terrier.

Other nominees for the NAC Women of the Year award are: Rachel Bombardier, Castleton ice hockey and lacrosse; Rebecca Hashem, Colby-Sawyer field hockey and track and field; Elizabeth Ferry, UMaine-Farmington basketball; Victoria McIntyre, Husson basketball; Laura Drake, Lyndon volleyball; Jessica Menges, Maine Maritime volleyball; and Caroline Mols, New England College soccer, basketball and lacrosse.

The NAC Woman of the Year winner will be announced in late July and will be honored on their campus during the 2016-2017 academic year. That individual will also advance in the NCAA Woman of the Year process as one of a possible two nominees from the North Atlantic Conference. The NCAA Woman of the Year selection committee, made up of representatives from the NCAA membership, will then choose the top 30 honorees - 10 from each division.

From the top 30, the selection committee determines the top three honorees from each division and announces the nine finalists in September. The NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics then chooses from among those nine to determine the 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year.

The top 30 honorees will be celebrated and the 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year winner will be announced at the annual award ceremony Oct. 16 in Indianapolis.

The entire NAC announcement can be found HERE.

To view the list of NCAA Woman of the Year nominees, click here.

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