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Rebecca Kamp Honored as One of 30 Finalists for NCAA Woman of the Year Award

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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Recent Calvin College graduate Rebecca Kamp was honored this past weekend at the NCAA Woman of the Year Award ceremonies in Indianapolis. Kamp was honored as one of 30 finalists for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award which honors one female student-athlete based on athletic, academic and community service achievement. The 30 finalists may come from any of the three NCAA (I, II or III) levels.

A native of Orland Park, Illinois, Kamp is the first individual in Calvin history to be named a top-30 finalist for the award.

Kamp, who graduated from Calvin in May with a 3.93 grade point average in special education/elementary education, was a four-time All-MIAA first team selection in volleyball and last fall became the first player in league history to be named Most Valuable Player in volleyball three times. She helped lead Calvin to the national championship in volleyball in 2010 and was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2010 NCAA III Volleyball finals.

Kamp wsa a two-time Academic All-American at Calvin and in 2011, she was named the Division III Academic All-American of the Year in volleyball. In addition, she was named the 2011 Division III National Player of the Year by the American Volleyball Coaches Association of America.

Earlier this summer, she was named the recipient of the MIAA’s Sheila Wallace Kovalchik Award as the conference’s most outstanding senior female student-athlete.

Kamp currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri, where she is a teacher at Westminster Christian School.

Elizabeth Phillips, a distance runner from Washington University (Mo.) was named the winner of the NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

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