Sept. 7, 2000
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Maryland attacker Jen Adams (Marino, South Australia) is a finalist again this year for the Women's Sports Foundation's Sportswoman of the Year. Adams was nominated in the team category after leading the Maryland women's lacrosse team to their sixth straight national title this past May and is the only collegiate finalist on the list.
Adams has already been awarded the Mary Garber Award as the ACC's Female Athlete of the Year, the IWLCA Attacker of the Year, and the winner of the first-ever Honda Award for women's lacrosse. Adams led Maryland to its sixth straight NCAA championship, its second consecutive ACC title, a 21-1 overall record, a final ranking of No. 1, and 20 consecutive victories to close the season.
A native of Australia, Adams was the 2000 ACC Player of the Year and an All-America by College Lacrosse USA. A junior, she was also named the NCAA tournament MVP after setting the NCAA tournament record for points in a game with 10. Adams finished the 2000 season with 81 goals and 55 assists for an NCAA Division I record 136 points. In her first three seasons, Adams has totaled 179 goals, 118 assists, and 297 points placing her 10th all-time in Division I women's lacrosse history.
|2000 Sportswoman of the Year Individual Finalists||2000 Sportswoman of the Year Team Finalists|
|Lindsay Davenport (Tennis, United States)||Jen Adams (Lacrosse, Australia)|
|Kristi Overton Johnson (Water Skiing, United States)||Alyson Annan (Field Hockey, Australia)|
|Marion Jones (Track and Field, United States)||Shelda Bruno Bede and Andriana Behar (Beach Volleyball, Brazil)|
|Michelle Kwan (Figure Skating, United States)||Lisa Fernandez (Softball, United States)|
|Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann (Speedskating, Germany)||Diandra Hyman (Bowling, United States)|
|Marla Runyan (Track and Field, United States)||Lisa Lesile (Basketball, United States)|
|Hanne Staff (Orienteering, Norway)||Tiffeny Milbrett (Soccer, United States)|
|Ryoko Tamura (Judo, Japan)||Jean Racine (Bobsled, United States)|
|Jenny Thompson (Swimming, United States)||Coralie Simmons (Water Polo, United States)|
|Karrie Webb (Golf, Australia)||Serena Williams and Venus Williams (Tennis, United States)|