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Courtesy: Jackson State Athletics Media
Photo Credit: Stanford Athletics
SWAC NAMES BOGGAN 2013 SWAC WOMAN OF THE YEAR
Courtesy: Jackson State Athletics Media  
Release: 06/26/2013
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  Kammeron Boggan

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southwestern Athletic Conference has named Jackson State University volleyball's Kameron Boggan as its 2013 SWAC Woman of the Year.

 

In 2012, Boggan (Portland, Ore./Benson Polytechnic HS) served as a team captain while help leading JSU to a fourth consecutive Eastern Division title, and a 22-match win streak, en route to back-to-back tournament crowns. For the season, she recorded 130 kills and 45 assists to help lift JSU to a 24-12 overall record with a consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.

 

A member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Boggan is also an assistant secretary for the American Society of Civil Engineers. She aided and spearheaded several community service projects that include: Habitat for Humanity, Legacy Health System, National Society of Black Engineers and Obesity Walk. In addition, she held stints as a project manager with the Capstone Senior Design Project and the Recycling Service Learning Project.

 

Boggan, a Civil Engineering major, also garnered the team's Highest GPA, Clutch Player and Leadership awards. She becomes the second JSU volleyball player named SWAC Woman of the Year following former teammate LaToya Clark whom was the recipient in 2012. 

 

The SWAC Woman of the Year is selected by league committee members using numeric scoring defined by guidelines and specific criteria during the candidate review. The SWAC Woman of the Year will then represent the conference as a nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year selection process.

 

The SWAC Woman of the Year selection includes a review of the student athletes' service and leadership, academic achievement, athletics excellence and personal statement. The candidates nominated must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA and participate in one of the member institutions sponsored sports. The nominee must also submit a 200-word personal statement describing her experience in community service, as a scholar, an athlete, and a leader on her campus. They must also emphasize how the engagements have influenced their life and shaped their professional growth.

 

Other 2013 SWAC Woman of the Year nominees include: Sabeana Romero (Jackson State - Softball), Ninfa Barnard (Arkansas-Pine Bluff - Track & Field), and Rebecca Villarreal (Texas Southern - Softball).

 

The SWAC Woman of the Year award began in 2011 with co-winners, Prairie View A&M's Peni Sanjoto (Golf) and Kristina Sadler (Bowling), receiving the honor.

 

The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), established in 1920, is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., which is made up of historically black universities in the southern United States. It participates in the NCAA's Division I for all sports and the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).


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