Volleyball's Strenger nominated for America East Woman of the Year
May 7, 2013
Cambridge, Mass. - Senior outside hitter Greta Strenger of the Stony Brook volleyball team has been selected as a nominee for America East Woman of the Year, the conference office announced Tuesday.
"The leadership skills, service opportunities and personal growth I have gained because of my experience as a scholar, athlete and leader at Stony Brook University have significantly shaped the woman that I am today," Strenger said in a personal statement. "Administrators, coaches, teachers, and mentors on campus have challenged and supported me in pursuing leadership roles that I didn't know I was capable of."
To be nominated, student-athletes must have completed intercollegiate eligibility in her primary sport by the end of the 2013 spring season or received her undergraduate degree prior to the conclusion of the summer 2013 term and have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.500 (4.000 scale).
Strenger, a two-year team captain, holds a 3.45 GPA in Gender and Women's Studies and is the Co-President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. The Woodbury, Minn., native finished third on the team in kills and fourth in digs with 137 and 233, respectively, and was voted to the America East All-Academic team in the fall.
A six-time Dean's List honoree, Strenger received the Elizabeth Desch Endowed Scholarship for the 2011-12 school year. She has served three years on the Campus Recreation Advisory Board board and has volunteered her time to multiple campus and local organizations and causes, including Relay for Life and the Debbie Whitmore 5k.
The nominees will be narrowed down to three finalists on Tuesday, May 21 via a release on the conference web site with the America East Woman of the Year being announced at the conference's Annual Meeting in Portland, Maine on Tuesday, June 4.
The America East Woman of the Year will then be forwarded to the NCAA Woman of the Year selection committee. The selection committee will select the top 10 winners in each NCAA division (I, II and III). From among those 30 honorees, the selection committee will determine the top three in each division. Finally, the members of the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics (CWA) will vote from among the top nine to determine the 2013 NCAA Woman of the Year.
In conjunction with the changes in the nomination process for the NCAA Woman of the Year award, the America East Woman of the Year award was established for the 2005-06 athletic season. Beginning in 2006, the CWA started receiving conference-designated nominees in lieu of the previous institution- and state-based nomination format.
Stony Brook's Lucy Van Dalen earned the conference's honor last season.