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St. Bonaventure women’s basketball forward Katie Healy has been voted the Intrepid’s inaugural Female Athlete of the Year.
The award was voted on by 13 Intrepid sports staffers, who were allowed to select any Division I Bona athlete. Healy received seven votes, while teammate Miranda Drummond received two votes and four athletes received one vote each: senior soccer player Lauren Hill, senior soccer player Abby Maiello, senior softball player Emily McDonough and sophomore basketball player Mariah Ruff.
Healy, who was named second team All-Atlantic 10 in March and was a first team preseason selection, was the team’s leading scorer throughout the calendar year. In conference play last season, she led the team in nearly every statistical category, averaging 14.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.2. assists and 1.1 blocks a game. She was the high scorer in 7 of the 16 A-10 games and the top rebounder in eight of those games.
This season, Healy continues to be one of the top all-around players in the A-10, with averages of 15.7 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists and two blocks a game. She is shooting 54.3 percent from the field, the best mark on the team of players who attempt at least five shots a game.
The Lancaster, N.Y. native is not only the go-to player on coach Jim Crowley’s team, she is one of the best players in program history. She is currently eighth on the school’s all-time list in scoring with 1,423 points. If she were to match last season’s conference total of 229 points, she would end the regular season with 1,652, which would put her fourth all-time.
On the boards, Healy has corralled 712 career rebounds, third on the all-time list. She needs 144 to reach second place, which is a definite possibility. As for blocks, she’s already the school record-holder, with 129.
An illustrious career and a dominant 2015 make Healy the Intrepid’s Female Athlete of the Year.