July 29, 2013
FAYETTEVILLE, NC – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association has announced that former Fayetteville State volleyball standout Joi Emanuel (Charlotte, NC) is one of two student-athletes selected as a 2013 NCAA Woman of the Year conference honoree. Emanuel is one of 140 female student-athletes across NCAA Divisions I, II and III to earn the honor by their athletic conferences and independent schools.
Emanuel recently wrapped up a four-year career with the Lady Broncos; who captured the 2012 CIAA Volleyball Championship. As this year’s team captain, she was named the CIAA Tournament Most Valuable Player and earned her second stint on the CIAA All-Tournament Team. Emanuel was voted to the CIAA All-Conference Team during her junior and senior seasons. She also received North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) Second Team All-State accolades.
Emanuel graduated this past May with a degree in Forensic Science/Chemistry. She earned numerous academic honors including Chancellor’s/Dean’s Academic List, Division II Athletic Directors Association Academic Award, two-time CIAA Commissioner’s All-Academic Team honors and was an Aramark Scholar.
Emanuel has been active in numerous community service activities within her hometown of Charlotte and the surrounding Fayetteville area.
Lolia Kienka, a women’s tennis player from Shaw University, is also a conference nominee.
The top 10 honorees in each division from the pool will be recognized by the Woman of the Year committee in August. The selection committee will then announce the top nine finalists (three from each division) in September. The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics will vote from amongst those finalists to determine the 2013 Woman of the Year.
The 2013 NCAA Woman of the Year will be announced on Oct. 20 in Indianapolis, IN along with the top 30 nominees.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Woman of the Year award honors female student-athletes who have completed their eligibility, demonstrated academic and athletics excellence, and engaged in community service and leadership opportunities.
For more information on the NCAA Woman of the Year Award, click HERE.