Stephanie Foster
Stephanie Foster
Year: 2013-14
Team: Women's Track & Field

Stephanie Foster (Sr., Lodi, OH/Cloverleaf) has been selected as the 2013-14 Female Athlete of the Year. She  will be recognized on Saturday, September 6 at halftime of the Walsh/Tiffin University Football game at Fawcett Stadium at 12 pm.

Foster, who also earned Athlete of the Year honors in 2011-12, became Walsh’s first NCAA Division II All-American and earned the honor twice after she placed in the indoor and outdoor national championships. She finished third at the outdoor national championships and fourth in the indoor national championships. In both cases, Foster was one of a few athletes to automatically qualify for both national meets.

Foster won a total of nine pole vault competitions during the 2013-14 season and finished second in both the indoor and outdoor GLIAC Championships behind the nation’s No. 1 vaulter from Grand Valley. Her best vault of the year was outdoors at 4.13 meters (13 feet, 6.5 inches) broke her own school record she set in 2012. Her best indoor vault of 4.10 meters (13 feet, 5.25 inches) also set a school record. Both indoor and outdoor vaults were the second highest in the nation. Foster was also a two-time USTFCCCA All-Region and All-GLIAC selection.

This past spring she was of six female athletes to receive the GLIAC's Spring 2014 Meijer Commissoner's Award. The awards, sponsored by Meijer, Incorporated, are presented after the Fall, Winter, and Spring athletic seasons to six female and six male student-athletes that excel both in the classroom and on the fields of play. All grade-point averages are based on a 4.0 scale.