Amy Regan, a junior from Stevens Institute of Technology, was named the 2014-15 DIII Cross Country nominee for the DIII Honda Athlete of the Year as announced by Executive Director Chris Voelz of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) presented by Honda. She is now designated one of 11 finalists for the prestigious DIII Honda Woman Athlete of the Year. This will be voted on at the end of the academic year by national balloting among 1,000 NCAA member schools as part of THE CWSA program, now in its 39th year.
A native of Green Brook, N.J., Regan grabbed an early lead to capture the 2014 NCAA Division III Women's Cross Country Championship individual title. She is the first student-athlete from Stevens Institute to win a national title, and the first runner ever from a college in the state of New Jersey to win a men's or women's NCAA Division I, II, or III cross country national championship. She posted an undefeated season winning seven individual titles and was named the USTFCCCA Women’s National Athlete of the Year.
Stevens Institute of Technology cross country coach Justin Wood said of Regan, “Amy is paving the way for women's cross country at Stevens. She is the first to do so many great things; 1st Empire 8 Conference champion, 1st NCAA qualifier, 1st NCAA All-American and 1st NCAA National Champion. She has led the program to its highest finishes at the Empire 8 Conference Championships and NCAA Atlantic Region Championships. Her impact on her teammates, coaches and whole program will never be outdone. She is a bright, hard-working, coachable and strong willed young woman that is extremely deserving of all of her successes this season.”
All Honda Sports nominees from DIII and DII become a finalist for the prestigious 2015 Honda Woman Athlete of the Year in their respective divisions, presented in June. The Honda Sports nominees are recognized in 11 DIII and DII NCAA-sanctioned sports; cross country, basketball, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, volleyball, and track & field.
THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards has honored the nation’s top NCAA women athletes for 38 years, recognizing superior athletic skills, leadership, academic excellence and eagerness to participate in community service. Since commencing its sponsorship in 1986, Honda has provided more than $2.8 million in institutional grants to the universities of the award winners and nominees to support women’s athletics programs at the institutions.