HARRISONBURG, Va., April 25, 2011 -- James Madison women's soccer player Teresa Rynier (Leola, Pa./Conestoga Valley) was a finalist for both JMU's 2010-11 Female Athlete of the Year and the Gary '81 & Fredericka (Cookie) McCollum JMU 2010-11 Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards.
The award winners and finalists were recognized Monday night at the annual JMU student-athlete awards banquet.
Rynier, a senior midfielder, last fall was named an NSCAA All-America and was also selected to the NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region First Team for the second year in a row. She also won All-Colonial Athletic Association First Team recognition for the third straight season.
Rynier also received All-State First Team honors for the fourth year in a row.
She led both state and CAA players in assists (13) and tied for the state lead in points (31). Her 53 career assists were JMU, state and CAA records.
Rynier helped lead the Dukes to the CAA championship and the NCAA Tournament second round last fall. JMU finished the season with a 15-7-1 record.
Rynier is a Dean's List student majoring in education and has a 3.5 grade-point average.
Basketball player Dawn Evans was the recipient of the Female Athlete of the Year award, and volleyball player Lindsay Callahan received the McCollum Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year honor.