NCAA Names Tami Worley to Women's Lacrosse 25th Anniversary Team
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; April 18, 2006 - Former Penn State student-athlete Tami Worley has been named to the Division I Women's Lacrosse 25th Anniversary Team by the NCAA. The team honors 12 student-athletes and one coach for their outstanding achievements while competing and coaching in NCAA championships. The NCAA is celebrating the 25th anniversary of women's championships in several sports during the 2005-06 athletic season, including lacrosse.
Worley, a Nittany Lion from 1986-1989, led Penn State in scoring for three consecutive seasons and ranks third on its career points (289) and career goals (230) list. A three-time US Lacrosse All-American and two-time Brine/IWLCA All-American, she led the Nittany Lions to national championships in 1987 and 1989. For her outstanding performance at the 1989 championship, Worley was named to the NCAA All-Tournament team. After her senior season, she was honored with the Hall Award, an accolade presented to Penn State's top senior athlete.
An expert sports panel selected the Division I Women's Lacrosse 25th Anniversary Team. The panel consisted of current and former coaches and athletic administrators, and sports information directors. Fans were also able to voice their opinion by voting for players and coaches online on the NCAA's website.
In 1981, the NCAA began sponsoring women's championships, which opened the door to increased athletic and academic opportunities for female athletes. Today, the NCAA sponsors 44 women's championships in 20 sports, providing more than 150,000 women with an opportunity to compete for national titles each year.
Former head coach Susan Delaney-Scheetz (1986-89), who guided the Penn State women's lacrosse program to two national championships and two runner-up finishes, and student-athlete Marsha Florio (1982-85), Penn State's all-time leading scorer, were also nominated for consideration.