Fairleigh Dickinson University student-athletes were well represented at the 20th Annual New Jersey Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women luncheon, held on National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Jan. 22, at Seton Hall University.
Women’s bowler, Meghan Kelly was honored as the FDU recipient of the Woman of the Year Award.
The award highlights outstanding academic record, athletic participation and community service. Kelly has played a significant role in the success of the FDU Women’s Bowling team, while maintaining an admirable grade point average as an education and English major.
Kelly also provides service to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) on a regular basis. She is an advocate in supporting the research to find a cure. She participated in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes in October 2010 and 2011, while helping fund Diabetes research.
Two teams were also honored for the academic achievement by the NJAIAW. The women’s volleyball team held the highest grade point average among four-year colleges during the fall of 2011, while the women’s tennis team the highest GPA during the spring of 2011.
Head Coaches Stacey Recanati and Ira Miller attended the event with athletes from their respective teams. Kelsey Semler and Meaghan Wheeler represented the women’s volleyball team; Gabriela Sarrate represented the women’s tennis team.