USA South Presents Woman of the Year Award
(FERRUM, VA) - 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 2011 Woman of the Year and nominee for the NCAA award is former Ferrum College lacrosse player Cara Jacobs. USA South Commissioner Rita Wiggs recently presented Jacobs with the award at the Panthers' football game versus Greensboro on Saturday, October 22.
Jacobs concluded her collegiate career last spring as a starting midfielder on the Panther lacrosse team. Jacobs was a three-time All-Conference performer earning honorable mention honors in 2008, first team accolades in 2009 and second team recognition this past season. She earned Ferrum's 2011 President's Cup Award which honors an individual male or female athlete who exhibits excellence in academics, athletics, campus and community leadership and character. Off the field, Jacobs has amassed a near perfect 3.97 GPA while majoring in Psychology and appeared on the Dean's List every semester. She was a three-time USA South Academic All-Conference honoree and a team captain for two seasons. In 2010, Jacobs was the recipient of the Ferrum Outstanding Student in Psychology Award. She served as a peer tutor and conducted various programs for dorm residents. Off campus, she was a four-year volunteer at the Barnes & Noble Book Fair for Rocky Mount Elementary School.
"I’m very honored to have been selected not only by Ferrum, but by the USA South Athletic Conference," Jacobs shared. "I had the privilege to play alongside some amazing women who challenged me to be a better athlete and a better person every day. I hope that I made the same sort of mark on their lives that they made on mine."