Cummings and Drouin-Allaire Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year
Recent graduates are recognized for academic achievement, athletic excellence and community service
WASHINGTON – Recent George Washington women’s basketball graduate Brianna Cummings and gymnastics graduate Cami Drouin-Allaire have been named GW’s nominees for the 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, which honors the academic achievements, athletics excellence, community service work and leadership of graduating female student-athletes from all three divisions.
Cummings was named to both the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Third Team and the Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team after leading the team in scoring (14.3 ppg) on .437 shooting from the field with averages of 5.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 2.0 steals per game during her senior season.
Also named the Most Outstanding Player of the Atlantic 10 Championship after averaging 16.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, and shooting 46 percent from the field over four games, Cummings paced the team with 27 double-figure scoring games, including five games of 20 points of more.
In the classroom, Cummings graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and was a four-time honoree on the Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Also a Leader in GW’s Student-Athlete Leadership Academy, Cummings was a 2017 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar and was active in the community, completing 76 hours of community service throughout her career.
Drouin-Allaire capped her career as the most decorated Colonial gymnast in program history. In addition to making her GW program-record third-career appearance at the National Championship this season, Drouin-Allaire was named the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) Gymnast and Senior of the Year and recognized as an American Athletic, Inc. (AAI) Award finalist, an award that is given to the most outstanding senior female gymnast in the country.
The co-captain was also named EAGL Gymnast of the Week a program-record four times this season after competing in all four events with career-highs of 9.900+ on each one. In addition, after boasting a regular-season 9.910 RQS on vault, she was recognized as a 2018 Regular Season All-American, marking the second time she has earned All-American honors in her career.
The Shoreham, New York, native has been very active in community-service initiatives throughout her career. During the 2017-18 academic year, she spent time volunteering with the Capital Area Food Bank, Bread for the City, Buddy Walk, Race to Beat Cancer, Give a Gift, Celebrate Every Breath Gala, NEDA Walk and the Rock Creek Extreme Clean Up. She also spent significant time as a note taker for students with disabilities and served in GW’s Leadership Academy.
In the classroom, Drouin-Allaire is a four-time honoree on the GW Department of Athletics Dean’s List and the EAGL All-Scholastic team.
The 2018 Atlantic 10 institutional Woman of the Year nominees are recognized for being standout citizens with robust academic success, complimented by competitive athletic resumes, while sustaining dynamic leadership in their communities. The 14 candidates have noteworthy credentials, including All-American and Academic All-America honors, conference championships and All-Conference award winners, NCAA Championship success, and campus involvement, including serving as student-athlete leaders.
The Atlantic 10's Senior Woman Administrators will vote to select the two nominees who will represent the Atlantic 10 Conference among the 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year finalists. Drouin-Allaire, who competes in a sport which is not sponsored by the Atlantic 10, will be considered from among a national pool of candidates.
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