Heiting named in 2022 Capital District Sportswoman of the Year category

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SCHENECTADY, ​​NY – Grace Heiting ’22 of the Union College women’s hockey and lacrosse teams was named one of three collegiate award recipients by the Capital District Sports Women of the Year organization.


Heiting will be recognized at the Capital District Sportswoman of the Year Awards Gala on Monday, August 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the GE Theater at Proctors in Schenectady. Ticket information must be announced.

The Capital District Sports Women of the Year (CDSWOY) organization honors the best and brightest female high school and college student-athletes in New York’s Capital District. Student-athletes are recognized for their academic, athletic, and community achievements. More information is provided on the CDSWOY website, www.cdswoy.com.


Heiting was a year-round student-athlete for four years at Union, competing at the Division I level with the hockey team and at the Division III level with the lacrosse team. On the ice, she led Union in goals or points all three seasons, including a career-high eight goals with five assists for 13 points as a senior. She also took her game to a new level on the lacrosse field in her senior season, earning IWLCA All-Empire Region First Team honors after scoring 61 goals with 22 assists for 83 points, ranking her third in points and fifth in goals. once in a single season at Union. As a result, she received the Robert M. Ridings Memorial Award as the Union’s Senior Female Athlete of the Year, having also earned top honors as a sophomore and freshman.


Heiting graduated from Union last month with a double major in biological sciences and Spanish and Hispanic studies with a GPA of 3.85. She earned CoSIDA All-District First Team Academic honors in the highly competitive Women’s At-Large category as a senior and was a finalist for the Mandi Schwartz ECAC Hockey Student-Athlete Award. year. Heiting also received the Lee, William, Dr Norman ’43 and Dr George ’53 Wrubel Memorial Award on the annual Union Awards Day, given to a senior preparing for a career in dentistry or medicine and based in both on academic achievement and character.


In the classroom, she was a member of the Beckman Scholars Program, which provides a 15-month mentored research experience for outstanding undergraduate students in chemistry, biological sciences, or interdisciplinary combinations thereof. Heiting had to miss a lacrosse game this year because she was presenting her research at the Experimental Biology Meeting in Philadelphia, where she was one of two undergraduates to win the Comparative Physiology Section’s Travel Award. and scalable.


Additionally, Heiting won the Ashley Kilstein Hockey Team Award, given to the player who donates her time to volunteer in the community. She has been an ambassador for the Gift of Life Campus since 2019, helping to expand the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry and match at least 10 donors for potential transplants. She has also served on the College’s Honor Board and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and was an Athlete Mentor with Strong Girls United.


What Union community members say about Grace:


“As a dual-sport athlete, Grace is an outstanding ambassador for our hockey and lacrosse teams, our athletic department and our college. While she excels on the ice and in the field and in the classroom, Grace is also one of the kindest and most compassionate students I have seen at Union.”
– Sports Director Jim McLaughlin ’93


“Grace is the epitome of a Union College student-athlete. She’s energetic, ambitious, very analytical and positive, and has a great perspective and puts the team above everything else. This What I respect most about her is that whatever challenge comes her way, she tackles it with tremendous attitude and poise.It has been an absolute privilege coaching Grace.
– Female Hockey Head Coach Josh Sciba


“Grace is an exceptional student and an incredibly talented athlete – but she is also one of the most humble young women I have ever had the privilege of coaching. She is a kind, caring and fiercely competitive young woman. who performs just as well in the classroom as she does on the pitch.
– Interim Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach Jessica Davos

SEE MORE : Heiting leads Union on ice and grass (Spectrum News)

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