UMF student-athlete nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

Posted July 14, 2011, at 5:53 p.m.
Last modified July 14, 2011, at 7:18 p.m.

Emma Deans of Gorham, a 2011 graduate of the University of Maine-Farmington, has been nominated for the 2011 NCAA Woman of the Year Award by the North Atlantic Conference, according to a press release from the school.

The NCAA Woman of the Year Award honors graduating student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership.

Deans, a three-time all-conference selection for the UMF field hockey team, was a Longstreth New England East Regional All American in 2010. She was also selected this past season to participate in the NFHCA Division III senior all-star game.

A two time NAC All-Academic honoree, Deans graduated this past May from UMF with a 3.95 grade point average. At UMF, Deans earned numerous athletic and academic awards. She was selected four times as a member of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association national academic squad and was named a Michael D. Wilson Research Scholar this past spring.

“Emma Deans is exactly what you want in a student-athlete,” UMF field hockey coach Cyndi Pratt said in the press release. “She’s a leader on and off the field. She led by example at the University of Maine at Farmington and her ability to carry herself in a positive manner. Through her play, she gained the respect of coaches, officials, teammates, opposing players and fans. She played field hockey the right way.”

Deans served as team captain for the UMF field hockey squad in 2010 and the Beavers posted a 5-2 conference mark 12-6 record overall. Deans was a member of the 2007 NAC championship team.

The 2011 NCAA Woman of the Year will be announced on Oct.16 in Indianapolis, Ind. More information on the award and a list of previous winners can be found at www.ncaa.org.

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The lefthanded pitcher, who attends the University of Southern Maine, owns a 3-1 record with a 5.28 earned run average for the Golden Eagles. He has made six appearances, including Sunday’s five-inning outing during which he allowed two runs in a victory over Mohawk Valley.

Perry has struck out 14 and walked 14 in 15 1/3 innings.

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