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June 20, 2014

ECU athlete nominated for NCAA Woman of Year

INDIANAPOLIS — — East Central University women's tennis senior Agostina Moran may be done with her collegiate career, but that has not stopped her from gaining attention for her accomplishments as a member of the Lady Tiger tennis team. Moran was announced as one of 446 nominees for the 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year.

The Woman of the Year award honors graduating female student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in academics, athletics, service and leadership.

The Cordoba, Argentina, native excelled in all of those areas while at ECU, including helping the Lady Tigers claim the first tennis titles in school history when they won the 2012-13 Great American Conference regular-season and tournament titles.

"Agostina has shown leadership characteristics towards her teammates, especially when it comes to their success both on the field and in the classroom," said head tennis coach Justin Graham. "She has the unique ability to get along with everyone, whether it is the administration, faculty/staff, coaches on staff, the university community or the outside community." 

In addition to Moran's role as team captain, she was also a standout in several organizations across the ECU campus. Moran was the vice president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the Kinesiology Club and a member of the National Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society and the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. She also committed her time to several community service projects, including Make-A-Wish and Habitat for Humanity.

Despite all her extracurricular activities, Moran graduated in May with a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology and a 3.82 GPA. Moran will now continue her education at the University of Florida, where she has earned a scholarship that will cover her master's degree and a doctorate in biobehavioral science, with a concentration in neuromuscular physiology. The five-year scholarship is a graduate school fellowship from the College of Health and Human Performance and includes a research assistantship position.

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