June 27, 2017
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Duquesne's Autumn Greba and Amadea Szamosi were two of 13 extraordinary student-athletes of the Atlantic 10 Conference nominated for the prestigious NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
The 2017 Atlantic 10 institutional nominees are recognized for being standout citizens with robust academic success, complimented by competitive athletic resumes, while sustaining dynamic leadership in their communities. The 13 candidates have noteworthy credentials, including All-American and Academic All-America honors, conference championships and All-Conference award winners, NCAA Championship success, and campus involvement, including serving as student-athlete leaders.
Greba finished in the top three in multiple events in her track career and earned All-Conference First Team honors as a junior in cross country, among other athletic accomplishments. Additionally, the senior from North Huntingdon, Pa. graduated Summa Cum Laude, earning Dean’s List, Dean’s List and A-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll distinction all eight semesters.
She was named to the A-10 All-Academic teams in cross county, indoor and outdoor track and was CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team in 2016 and 2017. Greba was a nominee and eventual runner-up for the Duquesne McAnulty College of Liberal Arts General Excellence Award. She served as president of the Omicron Delta Kappa (leadership) and the Sigma Tau Delta (international English) honor societies, and was student treasurer and student president of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, where she also was the undergraduate representative to the National Board of Directors.
A standout forward for Duquesne women's basketball, Szamosi was an All-Conference Third Team selection as a senior and she was named to the 2017 Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team. She helped lead the Dukes to an A-10 regular season title and back-to-back championship final game appearances, including a trip to Duquesne's first-ever NCAA Tourament appearance her junior season.
Additionally, the senior from Pécs, Hungary was named to the U20 European Championship All-Tournament Team. She was named to the Duquesne Dean’s List and Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll five times, graduating Cum Laude in May, and has secured a position with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Szamosi is an active member of several campus organizations, including the Duquesne Entrepreneurial Alliance, Phi Beta Lambda and Lambda Sigma. Szamosi volunteered her time with the Lupus Loop, the Women’s Shelter of Great Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Art Festival, TreeVitalize and Dia los Mujertos
About the NCAA Woman of the Year Award
One of the most prestigious NCAA awards, the NCAA established the Woman of the Year Award in 1991 to celebrate the achievements of women in intercollegiate athletics. Now in its 27th year, the NCAA Woman of the Year award honors graduating female college athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership throughout their collegiate careers. After the Atlantic 10 and all other leagues have selected up to two conference nominees, the Woman of the Year selection committee, made up of representatives from the NCAA membership, will then choose the top 30 honorees — 10 from each division. The top 30 honorees will be recognized and the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year will be announced at the annual award ceremony Oct. 22 in Indianapolis.