Lya Swaner Top 30 Finalist for NCAA Woman of the Year
A student-athlete must typically balance the roles of being a full-time student and a full-time athlete. ETBU graduate and former softball player Lya Swaner balanced her roles very well and has been recognized by the NCAA. Swaner is on an elite list as she has been named as a Top 30 finalist for NCAA Woman of the Year.
Swaner, who began her career in 2010 when the Tigers won the NCAA Division III national championship, was a four year starter at catcher for head coach Janae Shirley. This past May, she graduated with honors as a double major in chemistry and biology. On softball road trips playing in NCAA Tournaments or American Southwest Conference games and tournaments, she would not only pack her softball gear but her chemistry and biology text books as well. On many road trips, she could be found in the lobby studying or as the team bus traveled down the road, the books would be opened as well.
The 2013 NCAA Woman of the Year will be announced at an annual ceremony in Indianapolis on October 20.
A huge “Tiger Clap” for this outstanding student-athlete and graduate. Click here for more on Swaner’s nomination as NCAA Woman of the Year.