by: Collegiate Women’s Awards
Jazmin Petrantonio, a senior midfield/forward from Shippensburg University, was named the DII Honda Athlete of the Year finalist for Field Hockey as announced today by Executive Director Chris Voelz of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) presented by Honda.
Petrantonio is now designated one of 11 finalists for the prestigious DII Honda Athlete of the Year. This will be voted on at the end of the academic year by national balloting among 1,000 NCAA member schools as part of THE CWSA program, now in its 46th year.
“Never in a million years did I think I was going to find myself in this position,” Petrantonio said. “It is the result of an endless amount of support from everyone I have met along the way at Shippensburg and even from those that I haven’t met but helped me to get where I am today. No words will do enough justice to everything that Shippensburg Athletics have given me since I stepped on campus in 2017, and for that I will always be indebted with the sport, the SUFH program, my teammates, coaches and administrators,” said Petrantonio.
Petrantonio, hailing from Saenz Pena, Argentina, led her team to the 2021 NCAA Division II Field Hockey Championship and was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament after helping the Raiders to its sixth national championship in school history and fourth in the last five seasons. She also earned All-Tournament Team honors for the third time in her career.
The midfielder/forward finished her historic career with a school record 106 career goals, the third-most in NCAA Division II history. She is a three-time NFHCA First-Team All-American and a four-time All-PSAC First-Team honoree after earning her second PSAC Field Hockey Athlete of the Year honor (2018, 2021). She was also named the NFHCA National Player of the Year in 2018.
“On behalf of the team we want to congratulate Jazmin on this prestigious honor in being named a DII Honda Athlete of the Year Finalist. Jazmin is an elite student-athlete and an impactful leader in our campus community. I am very proud of all her accomplishments academically, athletically, and professionally within our university. Jazmin has become a trailblazer in DII field hockey, we are very happy for her as she receives this honor,” stated head coach Tara Zollinger.
All Honda Sports nominees from DII and DIII become a finalist for the prestigious 2022 Honda Athlete of the Year in their respective divisions, presented in a live telecast on CBS Sports Network on June 27, 2022, in downtown Los Angeles. The Honda Award finalists are recognized in 11 DII and DIII NCAA-sanctioned sports; cross country, basketball, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, volleyball, and track & field.
The CWSA, entering its 46th year, has honored the nation’s top NCAA women athletes for their superior athletic skills, leadership, academic excellence and eagerness to participate in community service. Since commencing its partnership in 1986, Honda has provided more than $3.4 million in institutional grants to the universities of the award winners and nominees to support women’s athletics programs.
About Honda Corporate Social Responsibility: For more than 60 years in the U.S., Honda has been committed to making positive contributions to the communities where its associates live and work. Honda’s mission is to create products and services that improve the lives of people while conducting its business in a sustainable manner and fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. Accordingly, Honda believes in helping people reach their life’s potential through its focus on the areas of education, the environment, mobility, traffic safety and community. Learn more at http://csr.honda.com/.