SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Cedar Grove High School senior Alyssa Lever was recognized by the NJSIAA (New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association) at Sunday's annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) celebration,  which recognized the exceptional scholastic and collegiate athletic accomplishments of female athletes across New Jersey. The awards luncheon was hosted by Seton Hall University.

CGHS Athletic Director Rob Gogerty said he consulted with the coaches and school administrators when deciding who to nominate for this award.  They look at various criteria including GPA, whether the candidate is  a single, two sport or three sport athlete, as well as any individual or team honors the athlete earned over the course of her high school career.  

"We felt Alyssa Lever was a perfect fit for this honor as she has been a four year varsity member of both basketball and track and field teams while receiving many individual conference and team honors," Gogerty said.  "I believe Alyssa's work in the classroom and citizenship around the school community set her apart from other great nominees that we had."

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To see a full list of award recipients, please visit this link.  All luncheon attendees received complimentary admission into the Seton Hall Women’s Basketball game versus Butler University immediately following the event.

About National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD)
National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) began in 1987 as a special day in our nation’s capital to recognize women’s sports. The day united premiere organizations and elite female athletes to bring national attention to the promise of girls and women in sports. In 1987, NGWSD also served as a remembrance of Olympic volleyball player, Flo Hyman, for her athletic achievements and dedication to promoting equality for women’s sports; Hyman died of Marfan’s Syndrome in 1986. NGWSD has since evolved into an event to acknowledge the accomplishments of female athletes, the positive influence of sports participation and the continuing struggle for equality for women in sports.

NGWSD is celebrated annually across all 50 states with community-based events, award ceremonies and other celebratory activities. NGWSD is organized by the members of the National Girls & Women in Sports Day Coalition. Champion women athletes have also contributed to annual NGWSD activities. For more information, please visit: www.NGWSD.org.

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