WATERTOWN, Wis. – Maranatha athlete Torey DeLozier was recently selected by the Senior Woman Administrators’ Standing Committee of the Northern Athletic Conference as Woman of the Year for 2012-13 academic year.
For DeLozier, this is the first time earning the prestigious award, and now represents the conference in the NCAA Woman of the Year selection process.
“I feel very honored to have been selected for this award out of many other great student-athletes from other schools,” DeLozier said. “I am thankful for my experiences of competing in the NAC and all of the other experiences I have had as a Division III student-athlete. I have grown and matured in many ways through athletics over the last four years, all in ways which have prepared me for my future.”
The award is given out annually to one female student-athlete based on athletic excellence, academic achievement, service and leadership, and personal statement.
DeLozier maintained her academic success, graduating summa cum laude with a 3.92 GPA in mathematics education. She consistently held a high standard on the court as well, setting the new NAC record for kills in volleyball, leading the NCAA Division III in kills per set for three straight seasons, and breaking the 1,000-point mark in basketball.
She also held a .342 career batting average in softball, as her head coach, and Athletic Director, Rob Thompson remarked,
“If there is one word that could describe Torey, it would be exceptional. She has been an exceptional athlete in three sports; she has been an exceptional student in math education; she has been an exceptional leader as a team captain, summer ministry leader and a member of SAAC; she has been an exceptional volunteer in the church, community and campus; and she is an exceptional role model for our students, campers, coaches and fans.”