OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Manhattan College Sydney harwood (Monroe, NY) was selected as one of 10 NCAAÂ® women’s football finalists for the prestigious 2021 Senior CLASS award Â®. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable accomplishments in four areas of excellence – community, class, character and competition.
A graduate student defender, Harwood is a full member of Jaspers’ defense and a leader in the field, having been named captain three times. During her career, she has amassed six goals, two assists and played 64 games, 62 of them. In 2017, she was named Manhattan College’s Female Rookie of the Year and was recognized by the All-MAAC Second Team.
His talents extend beyond the field, earning with distinction a mechanical engineering degree and a cumulative GPA of 3.90. Harwood is a member of Epsilon Sigma Pi, Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma, Pi Mu Epsilon, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, and Mechanical Engineering Women.
In her final year, Harwood was Vice President of Pi Tau Sigma, where she was responsible for organizing the mentoring matchup throughout the year. She also provided advice and support to female athletes who were majoring in engineering by creating and founding female engineering students in sports teams. Harwood also has a leadership role as a member of the Manhattan College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
She is now pursuing her academic career at Manhattan College, pursuing a master’s degree in mechanical engineering with a focus on aerospace.
Acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in SchoolÂ®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on all student-athletes and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
The finalists were chosen by a selection committee from the list of 30 male and 30 female candidates announced earlier in the season. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner, and fans are encouraged to vote on the Senior CLASS Award website through November 22. Fan votes will be combined with Division I media and head coach votes to determine the winner.
Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced at the 2021 NCAA Men’s and Women’s College CupÂ® Championships in December.
For more information on all of the finalists, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.