INDIANAPOLIS – Georgia College soccer standout Mary Rob Plunkett (Augusta, Ga.) was recently chosen by the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) as one of the league’s two representatives for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
The NCAA Woman of the Year Award honors graduating student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, community service and leadership.
The first All-American in Bobcat soccer history, Plunkett was a two-time All-PBC honoree, and a three-time selection to the PBC Women’s Soccer All-Academic Team. She finished her undergraduate degree in the spring of 2011 with a double major in marketing and management. She is now working on a master’s at the University of North Carolina.
Plunkett joins Alida Muller-Wehlau of Armstrong Atlantic State University’s tennis team as the two representatives from the PBC.
All honorees receive an NCAA certificate and are included in press announcements. The top-10 honorees and the nine finalists from Divisions I, II and III will be honored and the 2011 NCAA Woman of the Year winner announced at a dinner in Indianapolis Oct. 16.
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