WHITINGHAM, Vt. -- University of Maine at Farmington senior forward Elizabeth Ferry (Winslow, Maine/Winslow) was honored with the North Atlantic Conference Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year award and landed on the All-Sportsmanship Team, which was announced by the league office on Wednesday afternoon.
Ferry has been a prominent figure on UMF's campus and in the league. The senior has served the duo role of UMF and NAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) President since 2014. During her tenure as UMF and NAC SAAC President, Ferry represented the conference at the NCAA National Convention.
In the classroom, Ferry posted a 3.943 cumulative grade point average, earned a spot on the UMF Dean's List seven times, and made the NAC All-Academic Team last season. She is also a member of the UMF Honors Program and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society.
As a coach, Ferry guided the Mount Blue Middle School seventh and eighth grade boy's soccer and youth girl's basketball teams. She was selected a coach participant at the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) "So You Want to be a Coach" program and plans to attend the WBCA National Convention next month.
In the community, Ferry was awarded the Jill Schwab Award for Leadership and Community Involvement, a volunteer for the American Cancer Society, the Relay for Life, and with the UMF Special Olympics. In the UMF Admissions office, Ferry is the Student-Athlete Ambassador.
The Beaver Pride Award is given annually to a male and female student-athlete who embodies sportsmanship, school spirit, the drive for excellence, and most importantly Beaver pride. These athletes are role models for the UMF community and make good choices. Ferry won the award in 2015 and became the first non-senior to claim the honor.
New to the conference this season is the selection of a Sportsmanship Team, which is reserved for those who have distinguished themselves through demonstrated acts of sportsmanship and ethical behavior. The honorees are individuals who have positively affected the women's basketball culture and game environment and whose behavior clearly demonstrates sportsmanship and integrity that go beyond the playing rules and etiquette. Ferry was selected to the NAC Women's Basketball Sportsmanship Team.
On the court this season, Ferry was named team captain and netted a season-high 14 points at Castleton in a 76-72 upset. She was one of the premiere shot blockers in the league this year by swatting away 25 shot attempts. She also shot 72.7 percent (24-of-33) from the free-throw line, which was good for eighth in the league.
After graduating from UMF in May, Ferry plans to work with the Peace Corps in Tanzania, Africa for two years.
To view a PDF list of the All-Sportsmanship Team click HERE.