TOWSON, Md. – Josephine Migash of The Catholic University of America has been honored as the 2016 Landmark Conference Senior Scholar Athlete for Women's Basketball.
"I'm absolutely thrilled for Josie," said Catholic head coach Matt Donohue. "I'm not the least bit surprised that she has received this recognition. She has proven herself to be a tremendously gifted student-athlete through the years."
Migash, boasts a 3.87 cumulative grade point average as a business and economics major at Catholic. A member of SAAC and Phi Eta Sigma, Migash has been selected to the Landmark Conference Honor Roll three times and earned Dean's List recognition each semester at Catholic. In the summer of 2015 Migash studied abroad in Ireland where she spent time in Cork, Ballyferriter and Dublin.
The two-year captain earned two Landmark titles, one East Coast Athletic Conference title and made three trips to the NCAA tournament as a member of the Lady Cardinals. During the 2013-14 season, Migash earned First Team All-Conference Honors for her efforts as a post player for the Cardinals. In 2013-14 she was selected to the All-Landmark Second Team.
"An inspiring leader, Josie has had a tremendous impact on the fortunes of our program, since the day she set foot on campus," explains Donohue. "Her leadership and work ethic on the court have been remarkable; and she has proven herself to be an even stronger leader in the classroom."
Along with her time on the court and in the classroom, Migash participated in multiple volunteer opportunities at Catholic. She took place in Catholic's MLK Day of Service, and Serve with Francis Day, along with spending time with her teammates at the Ronald McDonald House. Migash is also a teaching assistant for both undergraduate and graduate finance classes at Catholic.
The Landmark Conference selects 20 senior scholar athletes each year to recognize the top student-athlete in each sport based on academics and athletics.
The honorees must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.20 and are selected by a committee of Landmark Conference officers, athletics directors, and sports information directors. Chosen at the end of each sport season, the six winter honorees will be announced between March 15 –23.