Following the 2017 FLAMESPY Award show, LFSN reporter Nick Pierce had a chance to talk with several of the award winners, including Best Female Athlete of the Year Serena Barr.
Barr capped off her stellar four-year career at Liberty by earning the top honors in the country, both on the field and in the classroom.
The native of Lurgan, Northern Ireland, was named the BIG EAST Co-Defensive Player of the Year and to the 2016 Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I All-America second team. She joins her sister, Natalie Barr, as the Lady Flames' other All-American, a third-team honoree in 2015.
The senior, who holds a 4.00 GPA as a public health major, was named the 2016 Zag Field Hockey/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I National Scholar Athlete. She was the only NCAA Division I field hockey student-athlete in the country to receive the award, given to the first, second or third team All-American who maintains the highest cumulative GPA through the first semester of the 2016-17 academic year.
Barr finished her Liberty four-year career in first place all-time in program history in assists (38), second in shots (211), third in points (96), fourth in goals (29) and fifth in game-winning goals (6).
Click here for a full recap of the 2017 FLAMESPY Award show evening, where Liberty Athletics celebrated the many accomplishments of its student-athletes, coaches and administrators during the 2016-17 athletics season.
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