Shrewsbury athlete nominated as national collegiate Woman of the Year


Emily Doherty, Photo/submitted
Emily Doherty, Photo/submitted

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury native Emily Doherty was one of seven women nominated by their institutions to represent the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) as its National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Woman of the Year nominee. The award honors student-athletes based on academics, athletics, service and leadership.

The NCAA Woman of the Year Award honors graduating student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership. The 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year will be announced Oct. 16 in Indianapolis, Ind.

Doherty is a 2016 graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) with a degree in industrial engineering. Doherty will also be continuing her education to receive a master’s degree in operations and analytics management from WPI.

The senior was a member of the WPI women’s soccer team where she was a two-time NEWMAC All-Conference honoree, two-time All-New England selection while capping off her career with a Third Team All-America recognition. Off the field she was participated in Big Brother Big Sister, Colleges Against Cancer, Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Student Teaching Assistant, Institute of Industrial Engineers and was a member of Alpha Pi Mu (Industrial Engineers Honors Society).

Doherty earned dean’s list recognition from 2013-2016 while she graduated with high distinction honors. Doherty received College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) Academic All-America honors in 2015 with All-District accolades in 2014 and 2015 and National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Second Team Scholar All-America recognition this past fall.

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