Nicole Hoynaski

Nicole Hoynaski (BS Mass Communication 17)

As a senior, women’s tennis student-athlete Nicole Hoynaski (BS Mass Communication ’17) was honored as one of the top 30 among 543 nominees for the 2017 National Collegiate Athletic Association Woman of the Year award. The program recognizes achievement in academics, athletics, community service, and leadership.

Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Hoynaski, is grateful for her time at HPU. “It’s given me so many amazing opportunities to better myself and give back,” she said.

Hoynaski is now an assistant tennis coach at Boise State University. Inspired by her coach Lauren Conching, who started National Girls & Women in Sports Day at HPU, Hoynaski hopes to bring the event to Boise State.

“After seeing how many meaningful advances my peers have been taking in helping their communities, I realized this was something I could implement,” she said.