Jenny Mongeau Named Commissioners Regional Scholar-AthleteSeptember 1, 2006
WORCESTER, Mass. --- Sixteen regional winners of the N.C.A.A. Division II Conference Commissioners Association Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award have been announced. A male and female Division II Scholar-Athlete of the Year will be selected from the 16 regional winners, eight men and eight women.
Assumption College women's lacrosse midfielder/captain JENNY MONGEAU '06 (Westboro, MA/Westboro) was selected as the New England region female winner.
The award, sponsored by DisneyÕs Wide World of Sports, provides the opportunity for Division II to highlight the extraordinary achievements of its student athletes. The commissioners from the regions that comprise the Division II basketball alignment selected the regional winners. To be nominated for consideration, a student-athlete must have attained a 3.0 career cumulative grade point average and possess outstanding athletic credentials.
Previously Mongeau was selected as the Northeast-10 Conference Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year, earned one of 58 postgraduate scholarships of $7,500 as sponsored by the N.C.A.A. and was named CoSIDA-ESPN The Magazine academic all-America honors.
She was graduated from the College summa cum laude in May with a 3.76 cumulative grade point average as one of rare group of triple majors, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics with a minor in Physics.
Mongeau is the fifth Assumption College student-athlete to earn conference scholar-athlete of the year since 2001. Previous winners have included: 2001, Stacy Mattioli (basketball); 2002, Heather Schlesinger (field hockey); 2003, Sean Kenney (tennis) and 2005, James Newman (tennis, golf). She is the 12th Greyhound student-athlete to have earned an N.C.A.A. scholarship grant---and the ninth in the last eight years! Newman was a national Division II Scholar-Athlete last year.
She won the 2006 Rev. Armand Desautels, A.A. Memorial Award as the premier female senior student-athlete at the College and earned all-Northeast-10 Conference all-star team honors four times, three times on the first-team. She was recently named to the all-America team as selected by laxpower.com for the second straight year.
She finished her career with 188 goals, 33 assists for 221 points---joining just 33 other student-athletes in N.C.A.A. Division II history with as many as 200 points. Her 188 goals is the 20th-best career total in Division II history. The only Greyhound with two 50-goal seasons and three 40-goal seasons, she is ranked fourth in Northeast-10 Conference history in goals and fifth in points. She scored 36 goals with three assists for 39 points this past season.
Academically, she earned a Director's Citation from the athletics department for achieving at least a 3.5 grade-point average in each of her eight semesters. She also was on the Northeast-10 Conference and IWLCA all-academic teams in both 2005 and 2006. She was named an IWLCA Division II Scholar Athlete-of-the-Year in 2005 (the 2006 honorees have yet to be announced).
In 2005 she was named to the IWLCA/US Lacrosse second-team, insidelacrosse.com first-team and laxpower.com second-team all-America teams. She won the Assumption College Andrew Laska Award as its female athlete-of-the-year.
She is the daughter of Peter and Patty Mongeau of Westboro, MA. A former two-time Mid-Wachusett League all-star, she earned all-star honors from both the MetroWest News and Worcester Telegram & Gazette while playing for Coach Melissa Callender at Westboro High.
Mongeau has been accepted at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (Worcester, MA) to pursue a doctorate in Neuroscience and began her studies this fall.
The eight womenÕs regional winners include: Rebecca Brezovec (Wingate); Lindsey Dietz (Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth); Kristin Anderson (Central Missouri State); Amanda Newtown (Drury); Katrina Holmberg (California State Polytechnic, Pomona); Alyse Hasty (Delta State); Jenny Mongeau (Assumption); and Brenna Clark (Pfeiffer);
MenÕs regional winners are: Hector Rincon (Presbyterian); Ryan Koch (St. Cloud State); Josh Lamberson (Northwest Missouri State); Nick Frederickson (Quincy); Tony Binetti (Seattle Pacific); Cory Cangelosi (Univ. of Central Arkansas); Bryan Duplissie (Franklin Pierce); and Lloyd Price (California, Pa.)
The national award winners will be announced in early September.