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Delaware State's Washburn named 2010 MEAC Woman of the Year

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July 10, 2010

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Delaware State University’s Kalyn Washburn was named the 2010 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Woman of the Year, the conference announced Friday. Washburn will be awarded the honor during the annual MEAC Football Press Luncheon on Friday, July, 30 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel in Norfolk, Virginia.

The award, selected annually by the MEAC Senior Woman Administrators, celebrates the achievements of female senior student-athletes who have excelled in academics, athletics, service and leadership.

Washburn

Washburn, a Bowling All-MEAC second team selection in 2010, aided the Delaware State Lady Hornets to two northern divisional titles, two conference championships and two NCAA Championship appearances (2009, 2010).

During her senior season, Washburn, played in 57 games for the Lady Hornets and averaged a 189.1 pinfall including a game-high 256 against Arkansas State at the Mid-Winter Classic.

The 2010 Delaware State University Scholar of the Year spent time off the lanes volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, Race for the Cure, Prima Vera and Relay for Life.

She also served as a member of the MEAC’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and donated her time as a Basketball Coach, Soccer Coach, Bowling Coach, and Orchestra Classroom Assistant.

Prior to graduation, the English major was named the English Department Scholar of the Year (2008-09) and was listed on two consecutive MEAC Commissioner’s All-Academic Teams (2009 and 2010).

She was also honored by the NCAA as the recipient of the first-ever Elite 88 Award for women's college bowling. The Elite 88 award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's 88 championships.

Washburn graduated in May with a 4.00 GPA and is the MEAC nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

Morgan State University’s Corin Adams was the 2010 MEAC Woman of the Year runner-up.

North Carolina A&T’s Renecia Lovelace was the inaugural recipient of the MEAC Woman of the Year award in 2006. Courtney Smiley of Howard won the award in 2007 and Maryland Eastern Shore’s Jessica Worsley in 2008. North Carolina A&T’s Loreal Smith was last year’s recipient.


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