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Walker Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Award

September 6, 2006
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Stephanie Walker

Stephanie Walker

Former Liberty women's basketball and track and field student-athlete Stephanie Walker is one of two women nominated by the Big South Conference for the 2006 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

Walker, who graduated last May with a degree in sport management, persevered through two knee surgeries during her career at Liberty.  As a freshman during the 2001-02 year, she was named to the Big South all-rookie team after averaging 8.9 ppg., on the hardwood.  Walker also anchored the winning 4 x 100 relay team and finished fourth in the long jump at the Big South Outdoor Track and Field Championships that year.

During her senior year (2004-05), Walker helped the Lady Flames women's basketball team reach the Sweet 16, serving as a team captain.  She then completed her track eligibility in 2006, leading off for the Liberty 4 x 100 relay squad that took third at the Big South Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

In the classroom, Walker was named to the LU Dean's List each semester she was at Liberty and to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll numerous times.  She was also a member of the Liberty Student Athletic Advisory Committee and Alpha Lambda Delta.

The NCAA Woman of the Year Award, which will be handed out on October 28 in Indianapolis, is presented annually to a senior student-athlete who has distinguished herself in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership.  Winthrop cross country and track and field student-athlete Carrie Selmer is the other Big South nominee.