ORONO, Maine -- University of Maine women's basketball sophomore standout Liz Wood (Catlett, Va.) has been named the America East Women's Basketball Student-Athlete of the Year, as announced by the league office on Wednesday, April 23. Wood, a member of the honors college, is majoring in biology with a pre-medical studies concentration while pursuing a chemistry minor with a 3.93 grade point average.
Wood averaged 12.6 points and led the team with 6.7 rebounds during the year to go along with 2.8 assists and 2.1 steals while shooting 43.7-percent from the floor and 31.7-percent from three-point range. Wood ranked in the top-10 in the league in points, rebounds, steals and field goal percentage as she earned a spot on the America East All-Conference second team and the America East All-Defensive team. Wood was also awarded a spot on the America East All-Academic squad.
In the classroom, Wood is a member of the honors college where she majors in biology with a minor in pre-medical studies as she focuses towards a career in the medical field. Recently, Wood was awarded a University of Maine Scholar-Athlete Bronze Medallion for achieving a 3.0 or better grade point average for the second-straight year. Wood was also honored to the America East Commissioner's Honor Roll in her first semester of eligibility. She is also the Co-President of the University of Maine's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
A committee of athletic administrators and NCAA Faculty Athletics Representatives chose an honoree in each of the six winter championship sports. Each America East Scholar-Athlete was a starter or prominent reserve and carries a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.30. Each honoree will automatically be eligible for the America East Female or Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year award to be announced this summer.