Radford’s Jessica Wollman named Big South Woman of the Year


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Add another accolade to the illustrious career of former women’s soccer student-athlete Jessica Wollmann as she has been named the 2018-19 Big South Conference Woman of the Year on Thursday afternoon.

Wollmann finished her undergraduate studies with a perfect 4.00 GPA while majoring in anthropological studies. She was named the 2019 Virginia Collegiate Honors Council (VCHC) Scholar of the Year, Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year for women’s soccer, a CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team member and most recently the Big South Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Wollmann was a Top 10 Finalist for the Senior CLASS Award and a recipient of the Big South’s prestigious Christenberry Award for Academic Excellence.

She was also awarded the Radford Artis College of Science and Technology Outstanding Student Award at the end of her senior year. Wollmann’s volunteer activities included the Blacksburg Girls Soccer Program, Martin Luther King Day of Service, the Montgomery County Special Olympics, and Fear 2 Freedom – student-made kits for when sexual assault survivors are released from the hospital. Wollmannwas also involved in the Radford University community with the Center of Accessibility Services, Student Government, the Anthropology Club and the Board of Visitors.

On the field, the Blacksburg, Va., native tallied a career-high eight goals while logging 1,451 minutes in 19 starts. She ranked third in the Big South in shots and game-winning goals, fourth in points and points per game and seventh in goals per game. She was voted First Team All-Big South and Second Team All-State after leading the Highlanders to Big South regular season and tournament titles.

The Blacksburg High School product becomes the second female in school history to win the award with the first being Radford softball head coach Hope Creasy. The Christiansburg, Va., native won the award for the 2009-10 season.

Wollmann is also one of 500 student-athletes that has been nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year.

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