Bell Nominated for SCAC Woman-of-the-Year
Publication Date: 6/18/2012
Recent Rhodes graduate Sharwil Bell has been nominated by the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) for the 22nd annual NCAA Woman of the Year Award. Winners will be announced in October.
The NCAA Woman of the Year Award honors graduating student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, community service and leadership.
A basketball player and biology major, Bell is the first student-athlete from Rhodes to earn the SCAC Woman-of-the-Year honor and has received many honors and awards this year including an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
Bell, who transferred to Rhodes from Elon University, ended her three-year career run with the Lynx with 1,247 points (sixth in school history) and 574 rebounds and was voted team MVP all three seasons. Most recently, she was named the recipient of the Rebecca Rish Gay award – signifying the top women’s senior athlete at Rhodes.
“Sharwil has been the premier student-athlete on our campus for three years," said Rhodes head women′s basketball coach Matt Dean. “Besides being a tremendous player, she became the best leader I have ever coached.”