CALDWELL'S TIMBROOK NAMED CACC WOMAN OF THE YEAR
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (June 28, 2010) – Kyrie Timbrook of Caldwell College has been tabbed the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Woman of the Year according to an announcement by Commissioner Dan Mara. Timbrook graduated in May and was a standout softball player for the Cougars. She is now a candidate for the NCAA Woman of the Year award, which honors senior student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership.
The CACC Woman of the Year award is one of a slew of honors Ti mbrook has taken home this season. Timbrook, who is a native of Los Gatos, California, was named the CACC Student-Athlete of the Month in April, which is an award that combines athletic and academic success along with participation in community service initiatives. She was a member of the CACC Spring All-Academic team for the third straight season and earned ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America College Division Second Team accolades. Timbrook, who is a three-time National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar Athlete, graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in communications.
"I enjoyed getting to know Kyrie and she is a great candidate for the NCAA Woman of the Year award," said Mara. "In addition to being a standout student and softball player, Kyrie donated her time to many worthwhile causes in her community. I commend her for working so hard in every aspect of her college life and wish her nothing but the best in the future."
"Kyrie has achieved at a very high level since arriving at Caldwell College, both as a member of our softball team and as a student,” said Caldwell Director of Athletics, Mark Corino. “She exemplifies everything a student-athlete should be, and she certainly is worthy of such a prestigious honor. We congratulate her and wish her well as she pursues a career in communications."
Off the field, Timbrook was active in the Caldwell Student Athlete Advisory Committee, working on numerous projects such as raising money for the children of St. Jude’s Hospital, serving soup at St. Augustine’s Soup Kitchen and working several softball clinics. She participated in a Midnight Run in New York City, handing out sandwiches, coffee and hot chocolate to the homeless, and volunteered at the Caldwell Farmers Market by distributing cider and donuts. For the past three years, Timbrook has handed out candy for local stores on Bloomfield Avenue and helped ensure a safe Halloween for local trick-or-treaters, and traveled to a local nursing home to serve Thanksgiving Dinner to senior citizens. Timbrook also volunteered her time to help Caldwell College President, Dr. Nancy Blattner, with a project in the fall.
Because of her skills as a communications major, Timbrook was asked to record and edit the inauguration of Dr. Blattner, who distributed the video to her cabinet because of the quality of the product. Timbrook volunteered her time for the President, even though she was also busy with finals and her senior scholar’s project.
Timbrook received numerous honors for her performance on the softball field. She was chosen to the Daktronics and NFCA All-America first teams and was selected the CACC and ECAC Player of the Year. She was voted to the All-CACC first team for the third time after leading the conference in batting (.449), runs batted in (68) and hits (80). This year, Timbrook set single-season school records for RBI, hits, doubles (22), and total bases (132) while tying classmate Danielle Genovese for the home run mark with 10. She broke the conference single-season records for RBI and hits.
Nationally, she ranked 21st in batting average, 16th in RBI, 17th in doubles and ninth in toughest to strikeout, fanning just five times in 178 at-bats. An excellent defensive player at first base, Timbrook committed just two errors in 500 chances for a .996 fielding percentage. For her career, she batted .360 with 211 hits, 49 doubles, 16 home runs and 148 RBI in 211 games.