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Charlotte Quesada One of 10 Finalists for the 1999 NCAA Woman of the Year Award

September 13, 1999 -- Former University of Virginia rower Charlotte Quesada (South Freeport, Maine) is one of 10 finalists for the 1999 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

The award recognizes young women in intercollegiate athletics for their outstanding achievements in athletics, academics and community leadership.

The other nine finalists are: Jamila Demby, track and field, University of California, Davis; Erin Baxter, soccer, University of Florida; Stephanie White-McCarty, basketball, Purdue University; Trina Steines, cross country and track and field, Wartburg College; Emily Stauffer, soccer, Harvard University; Jayna Mathieu, cross country and track and field, St. Olaf College; Suzanne P. Eastman, soccer, Dartmouth College; Theresa Marie Lang, basketball, North Dakota State University; and Jaimee Heffner, track and field, soccer and volleyball, Washington and Jefferson College.

Quesada graduated with distinction from Virginia in May of 1999. She was an Echols Scholar who pursued an interdisciplinary studies program in Spanish, Environmental Studies and Latin American Relations. Quesada received the Jettie Hill Award as the Virginia women's athlete with the highest four-year academic average and was a four-time member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Honor Roll. She was selected to the GTE University Division Academic All-District III Spring At-Large First Team in 1999.

Quesada was a member of Virginia's second varsity eight that won the NCAA Championship in that competition in both 1998 and 1999. The Virginia rowing team tied Brown for the most points (56) in the team competition at the 1999 NCAA Women's Rowing Championships, but finished second as determined by the NCAA tiebreaker of highest finish in the first varsity eight.

Quesada served as a mentor/tutor at Charlottesville elementary schools and high school during her U.Va. career, and was a Student Athlete Mentor (SAM) working with peers in substance abuse prevention. She received the 1999 SAM of the Year Award for her work with that program and received the Ernest Ern Award for outstanding contributions to student life at the University of Virginia. She also received an ACC Top Six Award for service to the U.Va. and Charlottesville communities. Quesada is a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society.

The finalists for the 1999 NCAA Woman of the Year Award were selected by a special committee composed of athletics administrators from NCAA member colleges and universities. The NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics will select the 1999 Woman of the Year from among the 10 finalists. The winner will be honored at an awards dinner on Oct. 24 in Indianapolis, Ind. This is the ninth year the award has been presented. Peggy Boutilier of the University of Virginia received the 1998 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

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SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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