BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Dual-sport athlete Elizabeth Bromirski has been named the Southern Athletic Association Woman of the Year, the league office announced today.
Bromirski, a senior from Somerville, Ala., has proven herself over the past four seasons to be a consummate Division III student-athlete. A standout in both women's basketball and track and field, she won honors in both, collecting First-Team All-SAA awards in basketball this past season, and also winning the conference high jump titles in 2012 (when BSC was a member of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Association) and 2014. She also finished runner-up in the high jump in 2013 and runner up in the long jump in 2014.
"I have been so blessed this year with accomplishments, and I am so honored to bring this award back to BSC," Bromirski said. "I could not have done it without the support of my parents, coaches, fiancé, friends, training staff, and of course my BSC family. I am so excited and thankful for this honor."
Bromirski also excelled in the classroom, earning Phi Beta Kappa honors this spring. She has been a member of the Dean's List six times, is a Mortar Board member, member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Societies, and has received the Greensboro Scholarship and W.P. Maxwell Scholarship. In the community, Bromirski is a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee where she served as president in 2013-14, and a volunteer at The Exceptional Foundation all four years on campus. Her work with The Exceptional Foundation benefits individuals with special needs and she also found time to volunteer with Piper Place, a program that serves individuals with severe mental illness.
"Elizabeth Bromirski exemplifies the highest qualities of scholarship, athletic ability, service, and leadership and we are so proud of her for winning the prestigious SAA Woman of the Year award, and bringing honor to Birmingham-Southern College," Athletic Director Joe Dean, Jr., said.
Bromirski will graduate from Birmingham-Southern this weekend with a double major in religion and psychology and with a 3.82 grade point average.
About the SAA Man and Woman of the Year awards:
In a joint effort to honor the Southern Athletic Association's most elite student-athletes, Summit Management Corporation and the SAA partnered last fall to create the annual SAA Man and Woman of the Year. The awards, selected by a committee comprised of Summit Management and SAA representatives, are given to the senior class male and female nominees who best exemplify traits of leadership, character, athletic and academic success.
The criteria for SAA Man and Woman of the Year nominees included that they must be a senior with no eligibility remaining, they must have been named either First or Second Team All-SAA in the sport in which in the participated during their athletic careers, and they must have qualified for the SAA Academic Honor Roll during their tenure as a student-athlete. Additionally, SAA Man and Woman of the Year candidates are expected to be involved in their local community in some meaningful way.