BEVERLY, Mass. – Endicott field hockey student-athlete Emylee Wood (Kensington, N.H.) has been chosen as Endicott's NCAA Woman of the Year nominee.
Established in 1991, the NCAA Woman of the Year award honors graduating female college student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in academics, athletics, service, and leadership.
Wood and two other nominees from the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) – Emily Gomez (Floral Park, N.Y.) from Eastern Nazarene College and Jolena Lampron (Lyman, Maine) from the University of New England – are now eligible to be selected as the conference's nominee by the league's Senior Woman Administrators later this month.
In her four years at Endicott, Wood put together an impressive career as a student-athlete with highlights both on and off the field. Athletically, Wood was named a Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-American Second Team selection, a three-time NFHCA All-New England honoree, a three-time All-CCC First Team selection, the 2017 CCC Co-Defensive Player of the Year and Endicott's 2018 Female Athlete of the Year award.
In 79 games played, Wood scored 23 goals and dished out seven assists for a total of 53 points. Wood also collected seven defensive saves and registered five game-winning goals. Wood ranks tied for fifth all-time in defensive saves and tied 10th all-time in games started.
Academically, Wood earned three CCC Academic All-Conference honors, multiple Dean's List citations, three ZAG/NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad selections, Phi Sigma Biological Sciences Honor Society and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing – Chi Epsilon Chapter laurels.
She also was elected as the 2018 Nursing Class Representative, named a two-time captain of the field hockey team, is a member of Endicott College's Student-Athlete Leadership and Advisory Committee (ECLead) and a member of both the Massachusetts and National Student Nurses' Associations, served as a peer mentor for Team IMPACT, and lastly, volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and the Special Olympics.
Additionally, Wood holds certifications with the American Heart Association (BLS certified), and phlebotomy certified and trained in the management of aggressive behavior.
Meanwhile, her coursework included an extensive amount of work in her major including the following practicums/rotations: senior nursing practicum at Anna Jaques Hospital working in the labor and delivery/neonatal intensive care unit, a community health rotation at Gloucester Preschool, and intensive care rotation at Holy Family Hospital, a psychiatric rotation at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, a pediatric rotation at Beverly Hospital, a maternity rotation at Tufts Medical Center, a medical-surgical rotation at Lawrence General Hospital, and a fundamentals of nursing rotation at Lahey Hospital. Wood also has worked as an emergency department clinical care technician at Tufts Medical Center and a cardiology technician at Anna Jaques Hospital.
ABOUT THE COMMONWEALTH COAST CONFERENCE
The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), founded in 1984, is an NCAA Division III athletic conference comprised of nine full member and two associate member institutions throughout the New England region. Its membership aims to provide student-athletes with a positive experience in their pursuit of excellence through high academic standards, quality competition, and a meaningful student life. The conference administers championships in 18 intercollegiate sports.
NCAA WOMAN OF THE YEAR BY THE NUMBERS
The NCAA received 581 nominees for the 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, the most in program history since its inception beginning in 1991. The average grade point average (GPA) of the honorees stands at 3.69. Out of the 581 total nominees, 199 of the NCAA Women of the Year candidates compete in Division III athletics.
(Photo Credit - David Le '10)