Henrich nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

June 29, 2007

VERONA, Wis. -- The Northern Athletics Conference commissioner's office has released its nomination for the NCAA Woman of the Year. Based on the voting by all NAC Senior Woman Administrators Standing Committee (SWASC) members, Emily Henrich from Wisconsin Lutheran College was selected as the NAC nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year. 

Henrich PhotoHenrich (Milwaukee, Wis./Luther Preparatory) carries a 3.94 GPA in Business and Communication. She just completed her senior season as a member of the women's tennis team at WLC where she was twice named conference player of the year (2004, 2005) and 2003 conference rookie of the year. She has served as team captain the past three seasons as well.  

In addition to her academic and athletic excellence, Henrich's service and leadership in the community has been fantastic. Henrich has been a member of the Ambassador Club since 2003, volunteering as an ambassador until 2005, and was a student leader from 2005 to 2007. 

According to Stevie Baker-Watson, chair of the SWASC, "Emily's mix of athletic and academic success, along with service to the community, make her an excellent representative of the women participating in intercollegiate athletics not only at Wisconsin Lutheran College, but throughout the Northern Athletics Conference." 

"We are encouraged by the response of the NAC institutions as they brought forth their top female student-athletes. We hope that this trend continues, as this award becomes a coveted award in our athletics conference." 

The NCAA will announce the top ten honorees per division in August, and the top three per division in September. At a dinner in Indianapolis on October 27, 2007 the NCAA will honor the top three honorees from Divisions I, II and III, and the 2007 NCAA Woman of the Year.