POULTNEY, Vt. - The North Atlantic Conference (NAC) recently released the nominees for its annual Woman of the Year award. Green Mountain's Johanna Douglas is among the four nominees up for this year's prestigious award which encompasses all facets of the NCAA Division III Student-Athlete experience.
The Woman of the Year award is modeled after the NCAA's Woman of the Year program, which honors graduating student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership.
The award winner will be announced later this month, and will be honored on their campuses during the 2014-15 academic year.
Johanna Douglas burst onto the NAC lacrosse scene in 2011, earning NAC Rookie and Player of the Year accolades. The inaugural campaign was a sign of things to come as Douglas was a four-time all-conference honoree in lacrosse.
She led the nation in draw controls in 2013, ranked among the top ten in the country in draw controls and ground balls in both 2011 and 2013, and is Green Mountain's all-time leader in goals, points, ground balls, draw controls, and caused turnovers.
In addition to her abilities on the lacrosse field, Douglas was also a member of the soccer team, and earned a spot on the National Strength and Conditioning All-America team in 2013.
Douglas also shined in the classroom, graduating third in her class and winning the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Production Senior Award. She was a four-time NAC All-Academic honoree, and was also honored as the commencement speaker at Green Mountain.