NCAA WOMAN OF THE YEAR NOMINEE: Joanne Mamie (Holy Family University)

NCAA WOMAN OF THE YEAR NOMINEE: Joanne Mamie (Holy Family University)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (July 10, 2019) -- Joanne Mamie has a tremendous work ethic and it has already taken her many places, but that's only the beginning of what appears to be a terrific career as her collegiate days wind down.

Mamie, a four-year letterwinner on the Holy Family University women's lacrosse team, has stood out at her institution in so many ways, including in the classroom and the surrounding community.

In the classroom, the senior boasts an impressive 3.81 cumulative grade point average in nursing, and will be moving on to become a nurse in the United States Navy. She has already put her passion and love of nursing to good use in her surrounding community through various groups and community engagement activities.

By making an impact in all three facets of her collegiate career, Mamie was a perfect choice to be Holy Family's nominee for the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year award.


General Information
School: Holy Family University
Sport: Women's Lacrosse
Class: Senior
Hometown: Langhorne, Pa.

Athletic Achievement
Freshman Season (2016): Started in all 19 games in her freshman season ... tallied 23 ground balls, six draw controls and nine caused turnovers.

Sophomore Season (2017): Appeared in eight games ... totaled 11 ground balls, five caused turnovers and three draw controls.

Junior Season (2018): Scored a career-high five goals in 14 games ... logged 14 shots with 12 going on goal.

Senior Season (2019): Posted one goal and one assist for three points in 16 games ... posted 47 grounders, 11 draws and 10 caused turnovers.

Academic Achievement
Majors: Nursing
Cumulative GPA: 3.81
Awards: CACC Women's Lacrosse All-Academic Team (2017-19) ... School of Nursing Dean's List Award Fall and Spring of 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 ... The Kathleen Kelly-West Award for Clinical Excellence - May 2019 ... Holy Family Senior Alumni Award - May 2019 ... graduated with the honors of Magna Cum Laude ... Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing ... Holy Family Core Value Award - Learning - 2017 - 2018 ... The Father Joseph McCafferty Memorial Scholarship ... Stephen Zalewski Memorial Scholarship ... member of the Honors General Education Program 2015-2019 ... Chi Alpha Sigma, National Scholastic Honor Society for Student-Athletes ... Sandra Michael Endowed Scholarship for Scholar Athletes ... Janet V. Mackiewicz Endowed Scholar-Athlete Award ... Division II Athletics Directors Association (ADA) Academic Achievement Award.

Community Engagement
Student Nurses' Association of Holy Family University (2015-2019): Secretary 2016-2017 President 2017-2019 - Responsible for providing all student nurses will volunteer opportunities, networking opportunities, and leadership opportunities. Earned Executive Leader of the Year for 2018 The club earned Registered Student Organization of the Year for 2019 Some community service activities include Veteran Rehabilitation House Activity Day, homeless collection drive through Project HOME, Canned Food Drive for those suffering from the Hurricane in Puerto Rico, Salvation Army Toy Drive, Walk to End Alzheimer's, and Chemo Comfort Bag Drive for Fox Chase Cancer Center.

Holy Family Student Athlete Advisory Committee (2015-2019): Treasurer 2016-2019 - Helped to prepare meetings, organize service activities, and encourage student athlete involvement. Some service projects include Hoopla for Hearts at Overbrook School for the Blind, volunteering for the BennettStrong Foundation, Build-ALibrary, and Student Athletes In Action Program to increase awareness of sexual assualt.

Senior Legacy Committee (2018-2019): Board Member - Reached out to senior students to show their pride of being a Holy Family Alumni and donate back to the school.

Holy Family Athletics Advisory Board (2016-2019): Student Athlete Representative - Worked with academic professors/staff and athletic staff to ensure that all student athletes have opportunities to reach academic success.

Penndel-Middletown Emergency Squad (2015-2018): Emergency Medical Technician - volunteer, first responder to medical emergencies, assisted paramedic with care of ALS patients. Top Volunteer Hours (295.5 Hours) for 2016.

Sesame Place Lifeguard (2013-2017): Team Leader- ensured all rides were staffed and running properly, scheduled lifeguard breaks, and provided the safest environment for all guests.

Freshman Experience Mentor (2016): Reached out to underclassmen and encouraged them to become involved with the campus life at Holy Family.


"Being a student athlete has provided me with various skills to succeed, including confidence. The confidence that I gained motivated me to become captain of the women's lacrosse team, to serve on the Athletics Advisory Board, to be elected President of the Student Nurses' Association, and to apply for and be accepted into the Navy Nurse Candidate Program, despite being told by others that the it would be very difficult to be accepted into such a prestigious program. The confidence, discipline, courage, and leadership that I gained as a student athlete at Holy Family has prepared me to be a member of the U.S. Navy as a Nurse. Since high school, I knew that I wanted to serve our country's military heroes. As the Student Nurses' Association President, I created and led a service project to benefit the Veteran members of the Snyder Rehabilitation House in Philadelphia. I also developed a community scholarly project which highlighted the problem of Veterans with PTSD in the community. I presented this project to senior nursing students. This research and service that I preformed has prepared me to serve the population I wish to work with as a Navy nurse. My dream is to be deployed on a humanitarian or disaster relief mission aboard a Naval Hospital Ship and focus on service members with PTSD. I hope to take the skills that I have learned through being a student athlete and make a difference in the lives of our nation's military heroes."

Established in 1991, the NCAA Woman of the Year award recognizes graduating female college athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership throughout their collegiate careers. The NCAA encourages member schools to honor their top graduating female student-athletes each year by submitting their names for consideration for the Woman of the Year award.

Next, conferences will select up to two nominees each from the pool of school nominees (that announcement will be made in late July/early August). Then, the Woman of the Year selection committee, made up of representatives from the NCAA membership, will choose the Top 30 honorees — 10 from each division.

The selection committee will determine the top three honorees in each division from the Top 30 and announce the nine finalists in September. From those nine finalists, the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics then will choose the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year.

The Top 30 honorees will be celebrated and the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year will be named at the annual award ceremony Oct. 20 in Indianapolis.

The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference is an NCAA Division II Conference composed of 14 institutions in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The member institutions are Bloomfield College, Caldwell University, Chestnut Hill College, Concordia (N.Y.) College, Dominican (N.Y.) College, Felician University, Georgian Court University, Goldey-Beacom College, Holy Family University, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), Nyack College, Post University of Waterbury, University of the Sciences, and Wilmington University.