Athletics: SAAC Committee Thanks Graduating President Whitney Grennon
NORTHFIELD, Vt. - Norwich University SAAC and SAAC Staff Advisor Amanda Cuiffo would like to thank Whitney Grennon for her outstanding leadership as SAAC President over the last two years.
Whitney is a senior Athletic Training major from Franklin, Vt. As a student-athlete, Whitney was a four-year standout on the softball team. In four years, Whitney accumulated a .369 batting average; 162 hits; 31 doubles; 10 triples; 34 home runs; 136 runs scored; and 142 runs batted in.
Defensively, Whitney boasts a career fielding percentage significantly greater than .900. Whitney’s versatility in the field was invaluable to Team. Whitney received recognition as an outstanding student-athlete through the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) in each of her years at Norwich.
Here are some of her accomplishments:
- 2007 Second Team All Conference GNAC
- 2008 First Team All Conference GNAC
- 2009 Second Team All Conference GNAC
- 2009 All Sportsmanship Team GNAC
- 2009 Norwich Softball Defensive Player of the Year GNAC
- 2007, 2008, 2009 Softball Weekly Honor Roll Various Times GNAC
- 2007, 2008, 2009 Academic All Conference Honors GNAC
- Ranked 32nd nationally among NCAA Division III players in home runs per game(.26), 57th in slugging percentage (.739) and 18th in runs per game (1.18).
- 2009 Rhodes Scholar Nominee
Whitney has been an exceptional leader, an accomplished athlete and a diligent student throughout her time at Norwich. Her dedication to the team and to the student-athlete experience at Norwich is exemplary.
As SAAC president, Whitney has helped to solidify the group by leading an array of activities and service projects, to include National Girls & Women in Sport Day, International Walk to School Day and Food Drives.
Whitney has represented NU SAAC at several GNAC SAAC meetings and also serves as the student-athlete representative at all major campus events and meetings. This past year, Whitney led the charge in writing the NU SAAC constitution and was instrumental in launching the new SAAC webpage as well. Whitney has been committed, persistent, flexible, creative, and patient as she has worked to develop and strengthen Norwich’s SAAC.
Whitney plans to continue her education beyond Norwich and pursue a Master's Degree in Strength & Conditioning. Norwich SAAC thanks Whitney for her exceptional service and leadership.