This release is courtesy of Smith Athletics.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - Former Smith College basketball student-athlete Lauren Bondi (Burnaby, BC, Can./Notre Dame Secondary) '19 was honored at the 2019 Woman of the Year celebration dinner Sunday, October 20 in Indianapolis, Ind.
2019 NCAA Woman of the Year honorees write letters to their sports
The NCAA Woman of the Year Award, created in 1991, honors graduating female college athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership throughout their collegiate careers from throughout the NCAA's three divisions.
Lauren Bondi – Smith College
Lauren Bondi is a 2019 graduate of Smith College where she earned a degree in Neuroscience with a minor in Exercise and Sport Studies. Bondi has received multiple academic accolades which is highlighted by claiming Academic All-America honors in 2019, was named a Jostens Trophy Finalist this year, is a three-time NEWMAC Academic All-Conference honoree while also earning the Smith College A.E.M.E.S. McKinley Honors Undergraduate Research Fellowship where she was awarded with the highest honors in Neuroscience for her Honors Thesis project.
As a basketball student-athlete, Bondi is a two-time NEWMAC First Team All-Conference selection while being named Athlete of the Year in 2019. The point guard was also named an All-America Honorable Mention this past season while being a two-time All-Region Selection. Bondi helped lead the Pioneers to two postseasons claiming the NEWMAC Regular Season title in 2018 while Smith went out to the NCAA Tournament in 2019.
Off the court Bondi is an Associate Member of the Sigma Xi Research Society while completing volunteer opportunities with Project Coach Community Engagement Program, Smith College S.T.E.M. Peer Mentor program and Project Coach Academic Tutor. The student-athlete was a member of the Smith College Student Ambassador as an Executive Board member while also being a representative on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).