Concordia Univerisity volleyball player Maggie McNamara won last year's Division II Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year award. The honor was based on the results of national balloting among Division II schools as part of the Collegiate Women Sports Awards program. McNamara was presented the Honda Sports Award for Division II Athlete of the Year at a ceremony at UCLA in Los Angeles on June 21, 2010.
As the lead setter for the Concordia University Golden Bears, Maggie McNamara, a native of Zumbrota, MN, is a second-time DII Player of Year (AVCA and Daktronics). She led her team to an undefeated season this year, as well as to a “three-peat” third straight national title and a fourth NSIC crown. In her senior year of competition, McNamara sealed her name in the NCAA record book as the all-time leading setter, putting up a new record for career assists with 7,351. For the fourth season in her career, McNamara led the nation in assists per set, this year with a mark of 13.26. She is a four-time All-American and leads the NCAA for all-time assists.
An Academic All-America second team, CoSIDA Academic All-District first team, McNamara is a mathematics major with a 3.87 cumulative GPA.
Noted McNamara, "Winning the Honda Sports Award is an amazing honor and I am very proud to have received this award. I wouldn’t have been as successful as I have without the help of my teammates and coaches, and I share this award with them. I wouldn’t trade my athletic career at Concordia for anything in the world. I am proud to have been a part of such a great organization and look forward to my professional life and coaching.”