Waddell D-III Nat’l Athlete Of Year Nominee
Fresh off winning two national titles at the Division III NCAA Swimming Championships, Bangor's Emma Waddell is now up for the National Athlete of the Year Award.
Waddell is a junior at Williams College in Massachusetts. She has three national championships in three years of college swimming and eight individual All-American titles. Waddell was named NESCAC Swimmer of the Year and is a two-time Academic All-NESCAC honoree.
She becomes one of 11 nominees across the country for the 2017 D-III Honda Athlete of the Year Award.
The winner will be announced in June during a CBS Sports telecast in Los Angeles.
Here's a look at past winners...
Past Division III Woman Athlete of the Year Winners
|2015-16||Sydney Moss, basketball, Thomas More College|
|2014-15||Allyson Fournier, softball, Tufts University|
|2013-14||Christy Cazzolla, track & field, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh|
|2012-13||Allyson Fournier, softball, Tufts University|
|2011-12||Stacey Hagensen, softball, Pacific Lutheran University|
|2010-11||Kendra Stern, swimming, Amherst College|
||Marie Borner, track & field, Bethel University|
|2008-09||Ashley Huston, track & field, Hardin-Simmons University|
|2007-08||Sarah Zerzan, cross country, Willamette University|
|2006-07||Liz Bondi, tennis, Depauw University|
|2005-06||Megan Silva, basketball, Randolph-Macon College|
|2004-05||Missy Buttry, cross country, Wartburg College|
|2003-04||Mary Ellen Gordon, tennis, Emory University|
|2002-03||Libby Hysell, softball, Central College|
|2001-02||Julia Bergofsky, field hockey, Middlebury College|
|2000-01||Tasha Rogers, basketball, Washington University|
|1999-00||Alia Fischer, basketball, Washington University|
|1998-99||Kelly Schade, softball, Simpson College|
|1997-98||Tiffany Speckman, cross country, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh|
|1996-97||Turena Johnson, track and field, Luther College|
|1995-96||Shelley Swan, volleyball, Washington University|
|1994-95||Amy Albers, volleyball, Washington University|
|1993-94||Carla Ainsworth, swimming, Kenyon College|
|1992-93||Jennifer Carter, swimming, Kenyon College|
|1991-92||Kim Oden, track and field, Nebraska Wesleyan University|
|1990-91||Ann Gilbert, basketball, Oberlin College|
|1989-90||Yvonne Grierson, swimming, Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|1988-89||Anna Prineas, track and field, Carleton College|
|1987-88||Jessica Beachy, basketball, Concordia College|