Kaminski Represents GW in Woman of the Year Voting
2013 Rowing MVP and Lynn George Outstanding Senior Female Athlete Award Winner Nominated for Prestigious Award
May 21, 2013
WASHINGTON - Senior rower Anna Kaminski has been named the George Washington Department of Athletics & Recreation nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
Now in its 22nd year, the NCAA Woman of the Year Award celebrates the achievements of women in intercollegiate athletics. It recognizes athletics accomplishments in addition to academics, community service and leadership.
Kaminski, the recipient of the Lynn George Outstanding Senior Woman Athlete Award and the women's rowing team's most valuable player, advances to the Atlantic 10 Conference ballot. From there, deserving candidates will be selected to advance to the national ballot.
Kaminski is a four-year member of the Varsity 8 boat that won the program's third gold medal in the V8 Grand Finals at the 2013 Atlantic 10 Championships. She has been named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team three times and has helped elevate the women's rowing program to new heights over her career. She also rowed as a member of the United States Under-23 National Team and competed at the World Championships in Trakai, Lithuania, last summer.
Academically, Kaminski earned her bachelor's degree in International Affairs at commencement on May 19. The Bainbridge Island, Wash., native boasts a cumulative undergraduate grade-point-average of 3.29 and was a 2011 selection to the Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference team. She is also a three-time selection to the GW Department of Athletics & Recreation Dean's List and was named to the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll in Fall 2012.
Anna is a dedicated member of The Grassroots Project, a HIV/AIDS education program organized and carried out by NCAA Division I student-athletes from universities in Washington, D.C. She has also dedicated her time to other initiatives including Global Aids Week.
A selection committee composed of representatives from NCAA member schools and conferences will select 10 nominees from each division to form the 30 nominees for the 2013 Woman of the Year Award. The committee then will narrow down the Top 30 to three finalists from each division. Of the nine remaining finalists, the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics will select the national winner, which will be announced during the 2013 Woman of the Year dinner in Indianapolis on October 20, 2013.
Devin McCalla '02 (District of Columbia representative), Lindsey Davidson '03 (District of Columbia Representative), Sarah-Jo Lawrence '08 (Atlantic 10 representative) and Sarah Phillips '12 are past nominees from George Washington.