Emily Trieschmann, a sophomore from Nova Southeastern University, was named the DII Honda Athlete of the Year finalist for swimming & diving as announced today by Executive Director Chris Voelz of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) presented by Honda.
Trieschmann is now designated one of 11 finalists for the prestigious DII Honda Athlete of the Year. This will be voted on at the end of the academic year by national balloting among 1,000 NCAA member schools as part of THE CWSA program, now in its 47th year.
“I am honored and grateful for being a finalist for the DII Honda Athlete award,” said Trieschmann. “The success Nova Southeastern women’s swim team has had this year speaks louder than words. I feel blessed to be a part of a team who is as determined as I am, and who helps me achieve my goals. I would not be where I am without the constant support from my team, coaches, and especially my family. I feel honored to be representing Nova Southeastern and women’s DII swimming and diving..”
Trieschmann was most recently named the 2023 College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division II Player of the Year and earned six first-team CSCAA All-America honors after leading her team to the 2023 NCAA Championship title.
The sophomore also led her team to its third consecutive Sunshine State Conference (SSC) Championship and earned SSC Swimmer of the Meet after breaking a total of five records in the meet, including setting the NCAA DII 1,0000-freestyle top-time.
Trieschmann was impressive during the NCAA National Championship meet, winning titles in the 1000-freestyle, 200-freestyle, 500-freestyle, 1650-freestyle, and was a part of both the 200 and 800-freestyle relay teams. Trieschmann set the NCAA record in the 1000-freestyle with a time of 9:43.25.
“Emily’s success has been unparallel this year,” head coach Ben Hewitt said. “She has been instrumental in the program’s rapid growth. Her hard work and dedication lead to significant improvements in her events. Her tenacity and competitiveness rubbed off in a positive way on her teammates throughout the season. I’m excited for her to have this opportunity as I feel as though she embodies all the award represents. She is a tremendous student and I appreciate all that she has accomplished. Further, that she is a diligent and focused young person who will continue to do great work in all aspects of her life.”
All Honda Sports nominees from DII and DIII become a finalist for the prestigious 2023 Honda Athlete of the Year in their respective divisions, presented in a live telecast on CBS Sports Network in June, 2023, in downtown Los Angeles. The Honda Award finalists are recognized in 11 DII and DIII NCAA-sanctioned sports; cross country, basketball, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, volleyball, and track & field.
The CWSA, entering its 47th year, has honored the nation’s top NCAA women athletes for their superior athletic skills, leadership, academic excellence and eagerness to participate in community service. Since commencing its partnership in 1986, Honda has provided more than $3.4 million in institutional grants to the universities of the award winners and nominees to support women’s athletics programs.
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