NEW YORK, N.Y. - Seton Hall senior Shelbey Manthorpe (Merion Station, Pa.) was named the BIG EAST Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the league announced on Friday. Manthorpe, a member of the Pirates' Volleyball program will be awarded a $4,000 scholarship, which may be applied to graduate or professional studies. Manthorpe is Seton Hall's first-ever Female Scholar Athlete of the Year.
Manthorpe boasts a 3.743 cumulative GPA in her major of marketing and sport management. She is a three-time BIG EAST All-Academic team honoree (2012-2014) and was a part of back-to-back-to-back Seton Hall Volleyball teams which earned the NCAA Public Recognition Award (2012-14). In 2013-14, Manthorpe and the Pirate Volleyball squad that received the Team Academic Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). At Seton Hall, Manthorpe was inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society in 2013, and was a six-time Dean's List honoree. In 2011-12, she received the Freshman Scholar Athlete Award.
In the community of South Orange, N.J., Manthorpe has contributed multiple hours of service which have included partner organizations such as The Don Guanella School, Toys For Tots, Marple Education Center School, St. Joseph's School, Dove and Holy Cross.
On the court, Manthorpe was the first player in Seton Hall in history to earn postseason All-BIG EAST honors for all four seasons (2011-14). Nationally, Manthorpe was a 2014 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America Honorable Mention, and led the nation in triple-doubles with 10 in 2013, and eight in 2012. Regionally, the senior was a 2014 AVCA All-Region First Team member. In 2014, Manthorpe was a unanimous selection to the First Team All-BIG EAST and was named to the BIG EAST All-Tournament Team. Among weekly accolades, she led the conference in total assists. She was also an All-BIG EAST First Team selection in 2012 and earned Second Team honors in 2011 and 2013.
As a co-captain and four year starter, Manthorpe led the Pirates to their first-ever NCAA Tournament berth. Among other statistical highlights, Manthorpe was the only player in Seton Hall history to garner more than 4,000 assists and 1,400 digs and to earn a triple-double. She finished her volleyball career as one of four players in program history to tally more than 4,000 assists and played 476 sets, recorded 888 kills, 4,199 assists and 1,476 digs.
The BIG EAST Female Scholar Athlete of the Year was announced in conjunction with the BIG EAST Male Scholar Athlete of the Year. The Conference will also announce a Men's Basketball and Women's Basketball Scholar Athlete of the Year leading up to their conference tournaments in March.
2014-15 BIG EAST Institutional Female Scholar-Athlete Awards
Butler, Mara Olson, Track & Field, Biology
Creighton, Jennifer Hartjes, Tennis, Biochemistry
DePaul, Mary Connolly, Softball, Public Relations & Advertising
Georgetown, Katrina Coogan, Cross Country, Human Science
Marquette, Mary Luba, Women's Soccer, Civil Engineering
Providence, Emily Sisson, Track & Field, Business Management
St. John's, Aleksandra Wachowicz, Volleyball, Business Management
Seton Hall, Shelbey Manthorpe, Volleyball, Marketing & Sport Management
Villanova, Stephanie Schappert, Track & Field, Marketing
Xavier, Katie Markesbery, Women's Soccer, Psychology
BIG EAST Female Scholar-Athletes Of The Year
1985 - Leigh Curl, Connecticut, Basketball
1986 - Joanne Keehs, Villanova, Track & Field
1987 - Karen Ferreria, Providence, Volleyball
1988 - Noreen Coughlin, Pittsburgh, Volleyball
1989 - Vicki Huber, Villanova, Track & Field
1990 - Siobhan Gallagher, Providence, Track & Field
1991 - Cami White, Providence, Field Hockey
1992 - Kelly Larkin, Syracuse, Field Hockey
1993 - Nnenna Lynch, Villanova, Track & Field
1994 - Allison Williams, Pittsburgh, Track & Field
1995 - Becky Spies, Villanova, Cross Country/Track & Field
1996 - Najuma Fletcher, Pittsburgh, Track & Field
1997 - Jen Renola, Notre Dame, Soccer
1998 - Charity Wachera, West Virginia, Track & Field
1999 - Gladys Ganiel, Providence, Cross Country/Track & Field
2000 - Jenny Streiffer, Notre Dame, Soccer
2001 - Ruth Riley, Notre Dame, Basketball
2002 - Jarrah Myers, Notre Dame, Softball
2003 - Erin McIntyre, Rutgers, Swimming & Diving
2004 - Vanessa Pruzinsky, Notre Dame, Soccer
2005 - Nicole Lee, Georgetown, Cross Country/Track & Field
2006 - Kelly Harrigan, Rutgers, Swimming & Diving
2007 - Jessica Javelet, Louisville, Field Hockey
2008 - Jillian Drouin, Syracuse, Track & Field
2009 - Jennifer Kleinhans, Connecticut, Field Hockey
2010 - Meagan Dooley, Pittsburgh, Volleyball
2011 - Maya Moore, Connecticut, Basketball
2012 - Natalie Kulla, Marquette, Soccer
2013 - Sam Roecker, Providence, Cross Country/Track & Field
2014 - Emily Sisson, Providence, Cross Country/Track & Field
2015 - Shelbey Manthorpe, Seton Hall, Volleyball