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Ursinus lacrosse player Cannon is nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year award

Tuesday, 10th August 2010

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 8/10/10

The Centennial Conference announced that Ursinus College senior women’s lacrosse midfielder Elizabeth Cannon (Garrison, N.Y./James I. O’Neil) has been named as the conference’s nominee for the 2010 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

The NCAA Woman of the Year program honors graduating student-athletes

Elizabeth Cannon

who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, community service and leadership. The winner will be announced this month.

Cannon, who graduated in May, has an extensive list of both academic and athletic accomplishments during her four years at Ursinus.

Most recently, she was a three-time All-Centennial All-Academic selection and a three-time All-Centennial All-Conference selection. Named the team MVP in 2009, she was the recipient of the Olive Sargeant Hamm Award which is awarded annually to the Ursinus College senior woman who exemplifies the best in college life, academically, athletically and socially.

Away from the athletic field, she is the co-founder of UCARE (Ursinus Center for Advocacy, Responsibility and Engagement) and volunteers for Habitat for Humanity.

A social ecology major (which she designed herself), she spent her Fall 2008 semester in South Africa completing a service-learning study abroad program.

Cannon was a United Sports/ Scholar-Athlete honoree in 2010.

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