Lohrmann honored as lead Triton female

Messenger photo by Britt Kudla Abby Lorhmann of Iowa Central returns a shot during the volleyball season inside Hodges Fieldhouse.

Abby Lohrmann figured her days of being honored for her volleyball skills at Iowa Central were over.

Instead, the All-American received one final award, being named the 2019 outstanding female athlete. Lohrmann and male winner Spencer Cuvelier will both be recognized on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

“This year of volleyball has been nothing short of amazing,” Lohrmann said. “We have so many talented girls on our team, and so many other great female athletes at this school. Receiving this award means the world to me and it is something that I will remember forever.

“I am so honored to be chosen female athlete of the year. This award was so unexpected. When the coaches told me, I was in complete shock. It was a really good feeling.”

Lohrmann was named to the NJCAA Div. II All-American second team this past fall, giving the Tritons a fifth consecutive All-American player. She followed in the footsteps of Gabby Sullivan, who also picked up the outstanding female honor last year.

Iowa Central claimed the ICCAC regular season title and earned a spot in the Top-10, finishing with 28 victories overall. She was also a starter on the 2017 team that qualified for nationals and placed 10th.

“Getting to practice with such competitive, hard working girls everyday, and having coaches who push you to be your best, along with being teachers and role models, made me into the player I am today,” she said. “This program helped me grow as a player and a person and I cannot thank my teammates and coaches enough. Coach (Sara) Horn and Coach G (Alyssa Guarnaccia) spent countless hours working with me and critiquing me as a setter and a player to make me into the best I can be.”

Lohrmann ranked eighth in the nation in assists this past fall and ended her two-year Triton career with 2,816 and 97 aces. She ranks first all-time in career assists and seventh in aces along with holding the third and fourth most assists in a season title.

She will remain at Iowa Central this coming year as she enters into the dental hygiene program at the school.

“Outside of volleyball, I strive to receive high grades in the classroom to achieve my career goals,” she said. “The coaches are so supportive and encourage us to get high grades. I am so thankful for the experience I had playing for the Iowa Central volleyball program.”

Lohrmann is the second consecutive winner from volleyball and the fifth overall from the sport to earn the award.

OUTSTANDING FEMALE ATHLETE

2019 — Abby Lohrmann, Volleyball

2018 — Gabby Sullivan, Volleyball

2017 — Jessica Gunderson, Sports Shooting/Band and Anastasia Forrester, Track and Field

2016 — Ali Grein, Volleyball and Tangy Wiseman, Cross Country/Basketball/Track and Field

2015 — Destiny Carter, Track and Field

2014 — Kianna Carter Track and Field and Hannah Maina, Cross Country/Track and Field

2013 — Jodi Miller, Track and Field/Cross Country

2012 — Morgan Allee, Softball and Mika Rodewald, Basketball

2011 — Stepanie Gale, Soccer

2010 — Amanda Vorthmann, Cross Country/Track and Field

2009 — Holly Tjaden, Cross Country/Track and Field

2008 — Morgan Brown, Volleyball

2007 — Ashley Stevens, Cross Country/Track and Field

2006 — Jackie McNamara, Soccer and Dana Shillington, Volleyball

2005 — Kim Saufl, Soccer and Abby Olson, Basketball/Softball

2004 — Kelly Burns, Soccer

2003 — Sarah Krogman, Soccer/Basketball and Becky Lauver, Soccer

2002 — Brooke Brown, Basketball

2001 — Carrie Miller, Soccer/Softball

2000 — Samantha Kinne, Basketball

1999 — Stephanie Grettenberg, Basketball

1998 — Jama Anderson, Softball

1997 — Heather Casey, Basketball

1996 — Karla Ayers, Softball

1995 — Jolene Marsh, Basketball

1994 — Nikki Bergman, Basketball

1993 — Brenda Rowley, Basketball

1992 — Stacey Burke, Basketball

1991 — Lori Olson, Basketball

1990 — Shelly Dhondt, Basketball

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