ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The UAA women's basketball star Hanna Johansson has been named the 2011-12 GNAC Female Athlete of the Year, UAA announced today.
Johansson beat out Seattle Pacific track standout Ali Worthen 25-17 in the ballots.
The GNAC Player of the Year led UAA to a 30-5 record, GNAC and NCAA West Regional titles this season. The Seawolves finished 7th in the final WBCA Top 25 poll, as UAA stayed in the top 20 Johansson's entire career.
Johansson becomes the first Seawolf female athlete to claim the title, and joins 2007-08 men's winner David Registe (track & field) as the second Seawolf to win the award.