BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Western Washington University senior Aleisha Hathaway has been honored as a SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators – Major of the Year celebrating her outstanding accomplishments in the classroom and on the court as a kinesiology major.
The SHAPE America Major of the Year award celebrates outstanding undergraduate students in health, physical education, recreation and dance professions.
“The outstanding achievements of future professionals like Aleisha is integral to the caliber of the individuals SHAPE America is looking for to teach standards-based health and physical education programs for our nation’s children,” says SHAPE America President Jackie Lund of Georgia State University.
Hathaway (Spokane, WA/Shadle Park) was a five-year member of the WWU women’s basketball team, appearing in 120 career games. She was a three-time Great Northwest Athletic Conference All-Academic selection maintaining a GPA over 3.5 during her college career.
Hathaway was also very active in WWU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), serving as president of the group this year. She has served as a volunteer the Lighthouse Mission Ministries Childcare Center in Bellingham and at the Seattle Mariners “We are Family” foster care event. Over the summers in her hometown of Spokane was a volunteer at the Vanessa Behan Crisis Clinic.
“Aleisha is the definition of a complete student-athlete,” said WWU head coach Carmen Dolfo. “She is bright, she is a hard worker both in the classroom and in the gym and she is born leader.
She put her heart into everything she did. She struggled her whole career at WWU with injuries, however, she was always there for her teammates and helped them in any way she could. I don’t think we ever got to see what Aleisha could have really done on the court due to her injuries but we certainly got to see what she could do off the court as a leader, an incredible teammate and a women dedicated to her studies and her future! We all will see great things Aleisha will do in her future”
Hathaway is set to graduate in June with a degree in kinesiology pre-healthcare specialization, along with a double minor in psychology and biology. She is planning on working as a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) or EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) after graduation with the goal of gaining experience before attending graduate school to become a PA (Physician Assistant).
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