TAMPA- Former USF volleyball player Allison Boaz has been selected as the University of South Florida’s Woman of the Year nominee for the 2010-11 academic year.
The NCAA Woman of the Year award honors outstanding female student-athletes who have excelled in academics, athletics, leadership and community service.
"Boaz is so deserving of this honorable recognition,” head coach Claire Lessinger said. “At USF, she excelled in everything that she did. She is hands down one of the toughest competitors I have ever worked with. I am so privileged to have coached her and watch her blossom into such a success."
Boaz, who graduated from USF in the spring with a 3.27 GPA, was the leader for the Bulls throughout the 2010 season. The senior led the team with 305 kills, averaging 3.24 per set , for a team-best .282 kill percentage en route to first-team All-BIG EAST honors. Boaz also was named AVCA All-Region and was an honorable mention All-American.
Throughout her four year career with USF, Boaz has accumulated 798 kills for the Bulls, and 221 total blocks from her right side hitter position.
Boaz helped lead the Bulls to their fifth consecutive BIG EAST Championship this season by elevating her game to new heights in league play. Against BIG EAST competition, Boaz has collected 210 kills for an average of 3.75 per set, while hitting .317. The right side hitter also accumulated 33 total blocks in 2010 against league opponents.
The conference honorees will be recognized on the NCAA Woman of the Year website. The top 30 (10 from each division) honorees will be announced in late August. The NCAA Woman of the Year for 2011 will be announced during an awards dinner on Sunday, October 16 in Indianapolis.