INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Meredith College soccer graduate Megan Amanatides, '15, garnered one of 480 nominations for the 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year award as announced recently from the national office. Amanatides is one of 180 Division III female student-athletes to be recognized during the 25th year of the NCAA honor.
The Woman of the Year honors female student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in academics, athletics, service, and leadership. Amanatides flourished in each of these categories throughout her four-year career with the Avenging Angels.
During her two-year tenure as president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), the organization received Meredith's Gold Star Award for Service. As a freshman team representative she initiated SAAC's Annual Service Day, designed for student-athletes to engage in a variety of service projects for local organizations.
Amanatides also organized two soccer clinics for Special Olympics of Wake County, volunteered for Meredith Reads, the Brain Injury Association, and participated in a host of other service activities and organizations. She served as team captain as a senior and was named to the All-Conference honorable mention team.
During her four years as a mathematics major, Amanatides garnered USA South All-Academic recognition each of her four years, earned placement on the Dean's List two years and was named to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges this year.
Amanatides received a full scholarship to attend the master's program in Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Science at North Carolina State University on her way to becoming a meteorologist.