USA South Announces 2012 Woman of the Year
(FAYETTEVILLE, NC) - The NCAA Woman of the Year award honors student-athletes for their collegiate achievements in service, leadership, athletics and academics. The USA South Athletic Conference's 2012 Woman of the Year and nominee for the NCAA award is N.C. Wesleyan College senior volleyball player Mackenzie Tingle.
Tingle concluded her collegiate career this past fall as the starting setter on the Bishop volleyball team. She was a four-time All-Conference performer earning first team honors three times and third team accolades once. In 2008, Tingle was named USA South Rookie of the Year and recently earned 2011-12 N.C. Wesleyan Athlete of the Year honors. She finished her career ranked second all-time in assists and is only one of two players to garner All-Conference accolades on four occasions in her sport at N.C. Wesleyan.
Off the court, Tingle has amassed a 3.52 GPA while majoring in both Sociology and Psychology while minoring in Biology. She has appeared on both the N.C. Wesleyan President's List and the USA South All-Academic All-Conference Team each of her four years on campus.
Tingle's service and leadership resume is a very impressive one. She has committed approximately 750 hours to projects and organizations both on the N.C. Wesleyan campus and within the city of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Just a few examples of Tingle's dedication include her multi-term Presidency of the N.C. Wesleyan Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), reading to children at local elementary schools, volunteering at multiple non-profit organizational fundraising activities and assisting with events such as the American Red Cross Hero Campaign.
Upon graduation, Tingle plans to further her education by attending graduate school.
This honoree's name and accolades will now be forwarded to the NCAA Woman of the Year selection committee. The committee will choose the top ten nominees in each division (I, II and III). From among those 30 honorees, the selection committee will determine the top three in each division. From those nine, the 2012 NCAA Woman of the Year will be chosen.
Other student-athletes chosen as institutional Women of the Year were Kristen Keith of Ferrum College, Melissa Gallaher of Greensboro College, Candace Proffitt of Mary Baldwin College and Amy Smith of Shenandoah University.
For more information on the NCAA Woman of the Year Award, click HERE.