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  • Assumption Player Wins Midway University/KHSAA Field Hockey Female Student-Athlete of the Year Award

April 24, 2017

(Midway, Ky.) – During the state high school field hockey tournament on October 27, Midway University and the KHSAA presented the Female Student-Athlete of the Year Award to Elizabeth Allgeier, a senior at Louisville’s Assumption High School. The award caps off a career in which she won local, state and national honors for her prowess on the field, including being nominated as an All-American for the 2016 season.

Away from the field, Allgeier is a strong student who has maintained a 3.9 grade point average while volunteering as a youth field hockey coach and working with children with special needs. “Elizabeth is the whole package. (She’s) one of those young ladies that will forever be in your heart and you feel lucky to have known her and even luckier to have coached her,” said Debbie Judd, head field hockey coach at Assumption. “She makes a difference on and off the field. She is the modest superstar that makes a difference in your life too.”

“Elizabeth Allgeier epitomizes what it means to be a student-athlete and community servant,” said Rusty Kennedy, athletics director, Midway University. “It’s an honor to present this award to a young lady who is so committed to her studies, her sport and her community.”

About the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student Athlete of the Year Awards

Nomination Process:

School administrators and/or coaches can nominate any qualified female high school student-athlete. Players can be nominated and win in more than one sport and are eligible to be nominated and win in multiple years of competition.

Judging Criteria

A panel of judges selected by Midway University and the KHSAA will review all nominations and make the selection of each individual sport Female Student-Athlete of the Year. The nominations will be judged on 60 percent weighting of overall athletic achievement, 20 percent academic achievement and 20 percent community service/leadership. In the event of a tie, the judges will have the discretion to select the final winner. Individual winners in each sport will be eligible for the overall Athlete of the Year Award, which will presented in May 2017.

Nominees must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher to qualify and be academically eligible to play in the season in which they are/were nominated.