WHITINGHAM, Vt - The North Atlantic Conference (NAC) is pleased to announce the nominees for its annual Woman of the Year award. Eight female student-athletes are up for the prestigious award which encompasses all facets of the NCAA Division III Student-Athlete experience. Victoria McIntyre has been nominated for the Eagles.
Both the NAC Man of the Year and Woman of the Year awards are modeled after the NCAA's Woman of the Year program, which honors graduating student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership.
The NAC Man of the Year nominees will be announced on Wednesday, June 22. Both the NAC Man and Woman of the Year award winners will be announced in late July, and will be honored on their campuses during the 2016-17 academic year.
Victoria McIntyre has had a fantastic four years with the Husson Eagles as she capped off her career with the 2016 NAC Women's Basketball Championship Title and was named the 2016 NAC Player of the Year. This past season, she led her team to an overall record of 21-7 and a near-perfect 17-1 mark in NAC play, while earning an appearance in the national tournament.
The Eagles had previously made the quarterfinal round in 2013 and the semifinal round in both 2014 and 2015. This season, she ranked in the top-six in the NAC in made three-point field goals (second, 37), points per game (fourth, 13.7), rebounds per game (sixth, 7.8), and defensive rebounds per game (sixth, 5.4). She also finished the regular season tied for seventh in assists per game (2.7), ninth in three-point percentage (36.6%), and tenth in free-throws made (42-64). Earlier this season, McIntyre earned a spot in Husson program history as she surpassed 1,000 points.
She was selected to the NABC DIII All-Northeast District Team, as a NAC All-Conference first teamer, to the NAC All-Tournament Team, and is a three-time Eagle Award Winner. In the classroom, McIntyre earned her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and is pursuing a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
The other nominees in the conference are Rachel Bombarider (Castleton) Rebecca Hashem (Colby-Sawyer) Elizabeth Ferry (UMaine-Farmington) Laura Drake (Lyndon) Jessica Menges (Maine Maritime) Caroline Mois (New England College) and Brooklyn Curry (Thomas)
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