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Farrah Smoke Named Brookdale's NAGWS Day Woman of the Year
January 31, 2013By Shawn Noel of BROOKDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
LINCROFT, NJ - Women's tennis sophomore Farrah Smoke was honored as Brookdale's Woman of the Year at the 21st annual New Jersey Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (NJAIAW) luncheon on Sunday, January 27, at Seton Hall University.
New Jersey governor Chris Christie sent a proclamation officially declaring Sunday National Girls and Women in Sport Day.
Each Garden State Atheltic Conference institution school was given the opportunity to award a "Woman of the Year" based on academic and athletic accomplishments as well as community service and, as such, Smoke joined 16 other student-athletes from community colleges around the state.
"Farrah exemplifies what this award is all about," stated Brookdale director of atheltics, Shawn Noel. "Not only a terrific athlete, Farrah places heavy emphasis to succeed in her studies. Then, at the end of the day, she still has enough time to volunteer through various organizations. She truly does it all, and does it all exceptionally well."
Smoke became Brookdale’s first-ever first-flight singles National champion this year and was named the ITA Scholar-Athlete of the year for the highest GPA of all National tournament competitors for maintaining a 4.0. She was also an NJCAA first-team All-American, the second consecutive year for the honor, having earned All-American in first-flight doubles in 2011.