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Aggies’ Olive nominated for Woman of Year award
New Mexico State University softball standout Amber Olive was nominated for a prestigious award by the NCAA.
Olive is up for the NCAA’s Woman of the Year award following a big 2013 season and her role in areas of community service, leadership and academics.
The NCAA Woman of the Year selection committee takes the top 10 candidates from Divisions I-III and from that pool the winner will be selected.
Olive, a senior left fielder originally from Simi Valley, Calif., graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and communication studies, earning a cumulative grade-point average of 3.91.
Olive is a three-time National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete and was a four-time All-WAC Academic selection.
For the Aggie softball team, she was an All-WAC first team player and led the conference in hits (79), runs (41) and was second in batting average (.393).
She was also co-chair of Drive HOPE (Helping Other People Eat), an organization that collected more than 2,500 pounds of food for the underprivileged in Doña Ana County.
NMSU announces soccer schedule for 2013 season
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