Wheaton basketball standout Pucci nominated for NCAA award

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Hopkinton’s Mikayla Pucci was nominated by Wheaton College to represent the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) as its NCAA Woman of the Year nominee. The conference will announce the winner in late July.

The NCAA Woman of the Year award honors student-athletes based on academics, athletics, service and leadership.

Pucci, who graduated Wheaton this past spring as a double major in mathematics and secondary education, was the recipient of the Banning-Ford Prize in Education as well as the Madeleine F. Clark Wallace Mathematics Prize. She was on the dean’s list all four years and was a two-time NEWMAC Academic All-Conference honoree.

A basketball standout, Pucci was named to the New England Women’s Basketball Association honor roll and earned all-conference honors in 2019. She was a three-time captain for the Lyons.

Pucci volunteered with the College Bud Program working with adults in the community with disabilities while also serving as a tutor in the Math Department. Additionally, this past school year she returned to Hopkinton High School and worked as as a long-term substitute math teacher.