Dec. 14, 1999

 

FALL SPORTS PARTICIPANTS HONORED

 

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - Five Northern Kentucky University student-athletes received Career Achievement Awards at the Fall Sports Awards Ceremony on Dec. 11.

The Career Achievement Award is given annually to outstanding senior student-athletes at NKU. It is based upon academic excellence, athletic ability and achievement, character and leadership. The recipients of the Career Achievement Awards were:

•Lindsay Smith, who played three seasons with the NKU women’s soccer program and helped the Norse win two Great Lakes Valley Conference championships. This past season, she led the Norse to the NCAA Division II Final Four by scoring two goals during a 3-1 victory against Mercyhurst (Pa.) in the Elite Eight match. As a junior, Smith earned both All-GLVC and All-Region honors.

•Jenni Long, who led the NKU volleyball program to three consecutive GLVC championships and two straight regional titles. Long earned All-GLVC and All-Region honors during her career, and she ranks No. 6 in NKU history with 1,151 digs. As a senior, she switched positions (from outside hitter to defender) and helped the Norse post a 33-2 record and advance to the NCAA Division II Final Four for the first time in school history.

•Lisa Geiman, a three-year letterwinner for the NKU women’s soccer team. Geiman scored the NKU women’s soccer program’s first-ever goal in 1997 (against North Central). She also scored the winning goal during a 1-0 victory against North Dakota State in the first round of the NCAA Division II Tournament this season that lifted NKU into the NCAA Division II Elite Eight.

•Liz Lamping, a four-year starter for the NKU volleyball team and one of the top defenders in the GLVC during her career. Lamping finished her career No. 5 all-time in digs (1,152) for NKU, and she became just the sixth player in NCAA Division II history to serve 15 consecutive points in 1998 during a victory against Georgetown (Ky.). The 15 consecutive points Lamping served against Georgetown came during rally scoring in the fifth game, making her the only player in recorded history to ever accomplish that feat.

•Jenny Jeremiah, who earned GLVC Player of the Year honors as a senior for the NKU volleyball team. Jeremiah also earned second team NCAA Division II All-America honors as a senior, and she was a three-time All-GLVC selection. Jeremiah led NKU to a 119-19 record during her four years, and she capped her career by earning All-Tournament honors at the NCAA Division II Elite Eight at Battle Creek, Mich. She ended her career as NKU’s all-time leader in kills (1,613) and digs (2,050). The 2,050 career digs rank No. 9 all-time in NCAA Division II history.