Amy Henard Nominated For 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year Award
Former Mean Green Star One Of 145 Conference Nominees
DENTON - Former North Texas volleyball player Amy Henard was named one of 145 conference nominees for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, as announced by the association Tuesday. The student athletes were chosen from a record-high 543 school nominees.
The NCAA Woman of the Year program has recognized graduating female student-athletes for excellence in academics, athletics, community service and leadership since its inception in 1991.
The two-time captain concluded her North Texas career as one of the most decorated setters in program history. Her 3,914 assists rank second-most in program history, and her 1,156 assists in 2015 are the seventh-most in a single-season. Additionally, Henard is the only North Texas volleyball athlete to record 3,500 assists and 1,000 digs in their career.
In June, Henard was selected as one of 14 student-athletes to receive the Conference USA's Jim Castañeda Postgraduate Scholarship Award. She was named to C-USA's All-Academic team three times and was one of 14 recipients of the conference's 2015 Fall Spirit of Service Award.
She graduated from North Texas with a bachelor's degree in biology and a minor in chemistry, while maintaining a 3.82 cumulative GPA. Henard is applying to the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, specializing in Medical Sciences.
To view a complete list of nominees, click here.