BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Senior softball player Angie Yoshizu (Kaneohe, HI) has added to her long list of accolades by being named the Bloomfield College Woman of the Year for the 2013-2014 school year. Yoshizu was honored at a ceremony at Seton Hall University as part of the National Girls and Women in Sports Day.
"Seton Hall puts together a great ceremony to recognize girls and women in sports and it was a true honor for Angie to be involved," said Head Softball Coach Rocco Constantino. "Angie has been a phenomenal student and one of the best softball players to play for Bloomfield. She embodies everything we hope for in student-athletes who represent Bloomfield College."
On the softball field, Angie has been one of the best players in the CACC since she arrived at Bloomfield in 2010. She was named the CACC Rookie of the Year as a freshman and has been a First Team All-CACC honoree in each subsequent season. In addition, Yoshizu has also been named an NFCA Academic All-American in each of the past three seasons and has been a member of the CACC All-Academic Team in each season she was eligible.
"It was a great honor being named Bloomfield's Woman of the Year," said Yoshizu. "There were so many accomplished women who were honored and it was great to be recognized among them."
A chemistry major, Yoshizu has also been active with the school's SAAC committee and has performed research under a grant from NASA for two years at Bloomfield College.
The ceremony was the 22nd annual celebration and featured Val Ackerman, the founder of the WNBA and current Commissioner of the Big East, as the Honor Award recipient.
Yoshizu joins fellow Bloomfield softball players Ashton Corley, Kira Wagar, Sara Locke and Fauna Ryerson as recent Woman of the Year award winners.