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Tennis champ to be featured on ESPN2 cable TV. Friday, December 7, 2007

Tune in to the cable TV channel ESPN2 this Friday, December 7, at 4:30pm (Eastern), to see a moment in the sun for one of Vassar's most outstanding recent student-athletes, 2007 graduate Debbie Sharnak.

An honors history and political science major, and four-year tennis stalwart, Sharnak capped off her illustrious Vassar career as one of nine finalists for the 2007 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, beginning as one of 130 nominees from NCAA Division I, II, and III. This distinction added to a NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship, Vassar's Female Athlete of the Year award, as well as numerous other accolades she had earned. Sharnak, who now works in the research unit at the International Center for Transitional Justice, attended the NCAA Woman of the Year ceremonies in October with Vassar's President Catharine Bond Hill and Director of Athletics Sharon Beverly.

On Friday, ESPN2 will re-air its original broadcast of the ceremonies, which included a special feature story on Debbie Sharnak's athletic, academic, and personal accomplishments. [University of Arizona swimmer Whitney Myers won the Woman of the Year award.]

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