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Howard's Smiley named MEAC Woman of the Year

July 26, 2007

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Howard University's Courtney Smiley has been named the 2007 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Woman of the Year as announced by the conference Senior Woman Administrators.


“This is a huge honor for me,” Smiley said. “I have always been an advocate for community service and it is a good thing when you are honored for things you enjoy doing.”

The award, selected annually by the MEAC Senior Woman Administrators, honors senior student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership.

“Courtney is a fine representation of the female student-athlete body we have here at Howard,” Athletics Director Dwight Datcher said. “Anytime we can showcase our athletes is a great thing.”

She will represent the conference at the NCAA Woman of the Year Luncheon in September.

A narive of Jacksonville, Florida, Smiley was a four-year letterwinner for the Lady Bison basketball team from 2003-2007. She was a member of the MEAC Commissioner’s All-Academic team all of her years at Howard and held a 3.89 grade-point average as a Clinical Laboratory Science major. She will attend medical school at the University of South Florida.


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