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.