On The Cover

Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe '96
concludes his official visit to Vietnam
on Dec. 18, 2012.

2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Success of the Barry Athletics Model

Campus Democracy Project

Spring 2013, Volume 18, Number 1

Campus Currents I Spotlight On Sports I Barry Beat I Features

Grace Collins named NCAA Woman of the Year Finalist

Barry standout softball star, Grace Collins, has advanced as a top nine candidate for the NCAA Woman of the Year. She is top three for Division II. The NCAA’s Woman of the Year Award, now in its 22nd year, honors female student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in academic achievement, athletic excellence, community service and leadership. During her time at Barry, Collins made an impact on her school and the community around her. Collins served as vice president for the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and traveled to Nashville to assist with relief of the 2010 flood. She was a committee chair for Make-A-Wish Walk for Wishes, America’s Moms for Soldiers and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. A four-time National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar Athlete, she was named to the academic all-district team in 2011. She was the first studentathlete to win the Barry University President’s Award, which is presented to the most outstanding senior. In 2012, Collins received the University’s Excellence in Leadership Award. She graduated in 2012. Collins was also named NFCA first-team All-South Region and was a first-team All-American in 2011. She earned first-team all-region and third-team All-America honors through Daktronics as both a junior and a senior. She also received Sunshine State Conference first-team accolades in 2011 and 2012. The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics will select the national winner from the nine finalists in October, 2013.