Rebecca Kamp Named one of 30 Finalists for NCAA Woman of the Year Award
Monday, August 27, 2012
(Written by MIAA publicist Greg Chandler)
Recent Calvin graduate Rebecca Kamp has been named one of 30 women to be considered for the NCAA’s Woman of the Year Award.
The top 30 women are composed of 10 honorees from each of the NCAA’s three divisions and span various NCAA sports. In September, three finalists will be chosen from each division to form nine finalists for the award. The 2012 Woman of the Year will be announced and the top 30 women will be honored during an Oct. 14 ceremony in Indianapolis. Kamp is the second individual from Calvin to be named a top 30 honoree as Lisa Winkle was so honored in 2007. Kamp graduated from Calvin this past May and is now teaching at Westminster Christian School in St. Louis, Missouri.
The top 30 honorees reflect the pillars of the Woman of the Year award, with outstanding achievements in academics, athletics, community service and leadership.
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. 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.