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Softball Star Woo Selected for Arthur Ashe Award

Amy WooFAIRFAX, Va. (July 9, 2010) -- Amy Woo, who completed her collegiate softball career at SUNY Plattsburgh in May, recently received the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports-Scholar Award from the magazine Diverse Issues in Higher Education.  The honor recognizes undergraduate students of color who participate in an intercollegiate sport, maintain a minimum 3.2 cumulative grade-point average, and engage in community service.

Woo was the only representative out of the State University of New York Athletic Conference and just one of three NCAA Division III student-athletes chosen in the sport of softball.

In the classroom, Woo carried an A-minus grade while earning a degree in Latin American studies with a Spanish minor. She was Academic All-SUNYAC and Commissioner's List four times, twice earned National Fastpitch Coaches' Association/girls got game All-America Scholar honors, and is the only Cardinal to be named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team three times.

The Calgary, Alberta, native started all 41 games at second base this season helping Plattsburgh to a 25-16 record and a No. 2 seed in the SUNYAC Tournament where the team lost to host Cortland in the championship game by a slim 1-0 margin. She hit .315, scored 30 runs, had 20 runs batted in and slammed three home runs. She also broke the school career hits record with 185.

The only position player in Plattsburgh softball history to garner All-America status (in 2008 as a sophomore), Woo was a four-time all-region and two-time All-SUNYAC performer.

Some of Woo's extracurricular activities included All-Student Association Senator, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Vice President, NCAA Leadership Conference delegate, Walk with Special Olympians, Buddy Walk for Down syndrome and Activities Coordination Board.  She also served a Mission in South America. She was often seen at other Cardinal athletics events cheering for her fellow student-athletes.

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