Stier Selected as SCAC's NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee
June 12, 2009
June 12, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — DePauw swimmer Amanda Stier ('09) and Colorado College basketball player Melanie Auguste have been nominated by the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference for the 19th annual NCAA Woman of the Year Award. View the complete release from the SCAC.
Stier is the third consecutive former DePauw student-athlete to be recognized as SCAC Woman of the Year - following fellow swimmer Katie Doogan in 2008 and Liz Bondi in 2007.
A kinesiology major from Springboro, Ohio, Stier excelled in and out of the pool during her four years. She was named to the Dean's List all eight semesters at DePauw and earned four varsity letters in the pool. She was named to the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll all four years, received academic honors from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America and is a Chi Alpha Sigma (National College Athlete Honor Society) inductee.
For coach Mary Bretscher, Stier earned four all-America awards in her career and was honorable mention all-America seven times. A three-time team most valuable swimmer, Stier holds three individual school records and was part of four school-record relays as well as two SCAC individual records and four conference relay records. Stier was also a 26-time all-conference performer and five-time SCAC Swimmer of the Week.
In May, Stier was selected as DePauw's top senior female student-athlete by the University's head coaches and earned the Amy Hasbrook Award. The award is presented annually to a senior female athlete who best exemplifies effort and excellence in academics, athletics, leadership, integrity, dedication to the team, campus involvement and community service.
A member and secretary of Kappa Omicron Nu - a Kinesiology Honor Society - Stier boasts a 3.79 grade point average in sports medicine and plans to continue her education at the University of Dayton's Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
In addition to her success in the pool and her studies in the classroom, Stier filled her little spare time with various campus and community service activities. She served as a swim lessons instructor all four years at DePauw - helping to teach youngsters to swim. She was also a NSCA personal trainer - volunteering with the school's sports program to provide assistance for fellow student-athletes. And as a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority, Stier participated in raising money for victims of domestic violence through activities such as pep rallies and providing hot chocolate to students on rainy days.