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by | Aug 6, 2015 | Sports

PHS graduate Conference USA Women of the Year

From Staff Reports

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RUSTON, La. – Louisiana Tech senior centerfielder Janine Godwin received yet another honor as the graduated Lady Techster softballer was named the Conference USA recipient of the 2015 Woman of the Year Award.

Godwin is one of 147 NCAA female student- athletes from across the country honored with the recognition out of a record 480 nominees.

Of the 147 recognized, 57 honorees competed in Division I, 39 competed in Division II and 51 competed in Division III.

“Janine was everything you wanted in a student-athlete during her time at Louisiana Tech,” head coach Mark Montgomery said. “She represented the university and the program with class both on and off the field. I am so proud of her for yet another impressive honor.”

Godwin was a four-year letterwinner for the Lady Techsters, including a two-year starter in the outfield as a junior and senior.

She was a one-time Western Athletic Conference All-Academic honoree (2013) and a two-time member of the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

As a junior she was the LA Tech recipient of the Conference USA Spirit of Service Award.

Some of Godwin’s leadership activities included serving as team captain, serving as the media coordinator for the LA Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and organizing team-wide and athletic department-wide community service events such as the canned food drive (multiple) and various Halloween carnivals.

Her community service included volunteering at 4Paws Animal Rescue, working free community softball camps, participating in area school field days, and reading at area elementary schools.

The Woman of the Year selection committee will next select the top 10 honorees in each division.

These top 30 honorees will be announced in early September.

The committee will then choose and announced the top nine finalists (three from each division).

The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics will vote from amongst those nine finalists to determine the 2015 Woman of the Year.

Godwin played in the infield and outfield during her stint on the Princeton varsity softball team.

Note: Janine Godwin article courtesy of Louisiana Tech athletics media relations department.

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