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Senn Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Award

by | Jul 15, 2022

Sienna Senn – front row, second from right.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Davidson standout swimmer and valedictorian Siena Senn is one of the Atlantic 10’s nominees for the 2022 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, the conference announced Wednesday afternoon. 

Sienna Senn greeted by Lux the Wildcat on Senior Day.

A distance freestyler, Senn is a two-time A-10 champion, three-time A-10 All-Academic Team member and Davidson’s 2022 Rebecca E. Stimson Award recipient, honored as the college’s top senior female scholar-athlete.

Davidson coach John Young has often called her “the epitome of a scholar-athlete.”

Senn took A-10 gold in the 500 free in 2020 and 2021 and earned nine A-10 medals in her career. She swam on the 800 free relay team, which won the A-10 in 2021 and set a school record in 2020. 

In the program records, Senn is second all-time in the 500 (4:49.00) as just the second Wildcat female to swim under 4:50. She also ranks second in the 1,000 (10:04.80) and the 1,650 (16:43.56) and fourth in the 200 (1:48.38).

From Park City, Utah, Senn majored in public health, with a minor in Hispanic studies, and plans to pursue her Master’s in epidemiology. Outside the pool and Davidson classroom, Senn has worked as a third-grade Spanish teacher at Davidson K-8, served as a Research Fellow within the Davidson College Department of Public Health, served on the Health Justice Committee’s Nutritional Health Board and served in leadership roles within the Rusk Eating House and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Her research has been published, presented and awarded.

Now in its 32nd year, the NCAA Woman of the Year Award honors graduating female college athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership throughout their collegiate careers.

The A-10’s Senior Woman Administrators will select two of the 14 nominees to represent the conference as 2022 NCAA Woman of the Year finalists.

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