« Volleyball 2016

Amy Boswell

School

BYU

Position
Middle blocker
Major
Nursing

Classroom

Amy Boswell has excelled in the classroom while being a four-year starter for BYU women’s volleyball. She currently holds a 3.90 GPA in her nursing major. In 2014, Boswell received the Elite 89 Award as part of the 2014 NCAA Volleyball Championship for having the highest GPA among the four Final Four teams. Additionally, Boswell has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team each of the past two years as well as the Academic All-WCC team in each of the past two years. She also received Academic All-District 8 honors the past two years and, following the 2015 season, received the Cougar Club Memorial Award (given to a junior or senior at BYU with high scholarly achievement while being a significant contributor to his/her team).

Character

Boswell has shown her true character through her demeanor throughout her collegiate career. As a two-year captain, she has gained the respect of her teammates and continues to show leadership through her example. Boswell shows her character through sportsmanship and is the first to congratulate the other team on a well-played match. She stays late after practice to help underclassmen get additional reps and shows her character through the service that she provides to the community. Boswell is consistently the most energized player on the court and conveys that emotion to her teammates to help motivate them after every point. Her character also shines through with her schoolwork and grades, and her continued focus to excel at school has earned the praise of both teachers and fellow students.

 

Community

Boswell always has been an example to her teammates in giving back to the community. She consistently volunteers to help those in need and is extremely giving of her limited free time. One example takes place each year on campus. Because she is studying to be a nurse, she has the authorization to give flu shots to students, and she has given of her time to help combat the flu virus in this way.

Boswell is one who gives back to the community whenever she can. She understands what it means to be a team player and enjoys rallying others to better those around them. With this, people are more prone to serve others, which is a principle Boswell has held throughout her life. With Boswell’s character, the community around her is a better place.

Competition

Boswell has excelled on the court throughout her collegiate career. As a freshman, she recorded a then-career high nine blocks en route to a sweep of No. 2 San Diego. As a sophomore, she was named an AVCA All-America Honorable Mention honoree. She earned WCC Player of the Week once and was added to the All-WCC Honorable Mention Team. Additionally, she tied a BYU blocks-per-set record with 17 in a match as well as set a BYU solo blocks-per-set record with six. She ended the 2014 season as the No. 2 blocker in the nation (only behind teammate Whitney Young Howard), averaging 1.68 blocks per set while collecting 203 total blocks. In 2015, Boswell was named an AVCA third-team All-American. Additionally, she was named the WCC Defensive Player of the Year. She led the conference in blocks per set (1.40) and hitting percentage (.365) throughout the year. Boswell was also named to the All-Pacific South Region First Team.

Boswell continues in 2016 where she left off, leading the team in blocks. She also has been added to two all-tournament teams so far this year. In addition to countless academic honors throughout her career, she continues to be an effective competitive leader of the team.