Bondi named the Division III Athlete of the Year
June 15, 2007
June 15, 2007 Greencastle, Ind. - Following a year in which she won an individual national championship in tennis and was an all-American forward on the national championship basketball team, DePauw's Liz Bondi has been named the Honda Division III Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year.
The honor was based on the results of national balloting among Division III schools as part of the Collegiate Women Sports Awards program, now in its 31st year. Bondi will be presented the Honda Sports Award at a ceremony at Columbia University in New York City on June 25.
"It's an incredible honor to be selected as the Division III Athlete of the Year," Bondi said. "I was fortunate to win an individual national tennis championship and also be part of a basketball team which won our school's first national team tile. Without my coaches, Scott Riggle and Kris Huffman, I couldn't have reached these levels and certainly couldn't have won this award."
Bondi was nominated in the sport of women's tennis after capturing the NCAA Division III singles championship and earning Senior of the Year honors from the Intecollegiate Tennis Association. She finished her tennis career as a four-time all-America selection in both singles and doubles.
In addition to her outstanding tennis career, Bondi was the leading scorer and rebounder on this year's Division III national champion basketball squad. The Kodak/Women's Basketball Coaches Association First Team All-America choice was also the most outstanding player at the Division III Women's Basketball finals.
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. sponsors the Collegiate Women Sports Awards Program.Back