ATLANTA, Ga. - North Florida Softball student-athlete Navia Penrod and Stetson Beach Volleyball student-athlete Rachel Noble were selected as the ASUN Conference's representatives for the prestigious NCAA Woman of the Year award. The duo was selected through a vote among the ASUN's Senior Women Administrators.
Penrod finished her career as the back-to-back ASUN Softball Scholar-Athlete of the Year with a 3.87 GPA majoring in Special Education and recently wrapped up her first semester of graduate school at UNF for Public Health. A four-time ASUN Academic Honor Roll recipient, the Naples, Fla., native is a four-time Dean's List honoree and earned the Arthur Ashe Student Scholar First Team Award this season. She was also named the 2018-19 UNF Scholar-Athlete of the Year and is now a three-time ASUN All-Academic Team honoree. Penrod actively involved in suicide prevention and autism volunteer work while also participating in the Naples Community Beach Cleanup.
Penrod was named to the ASUN All-Conference Team all four years, the last three being a First Team selection. She concluded her career with 285 hits, which is tied for the conference record, along with program records in batting average (.404), hits (285), steals (83) and on-base percentage (.451).
Noble, a Sport Business major with a minor in Applied Statistics, is a two-time ASUN Beach Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was named to the conference's All-Academic Team three times while maintaining a 3.82 GPA. She served as Stetson's SAAC Co-President while earning the Stetson Business Foundation Merit Award, the Wendell Jarrard Award and has made the ASUN Honor Roll three times in her career. The ASUN SAAC Social Media Coordinator also received the R. Dale Melching Leadership Award while being named to the Stetson Dean's List seven times. The senior has gained valuable professional experience as a Development Intern at the NASCAR Foundation and also as a Summer Sport Management Staff member at IMG Academy.