July 31, 2006
"Kim has been an integral part of our team for the last three seasons," stated Head Coach Bill Saar. "She continues to be a leader both on and off the field. The potential that Kim displays and the effort that she puts into everything that she does lead her to be successful in the classroom and on the field. I don't know of a more deserving player for this honor."
Zlupko, who compiled a 3.75 cumulative grade point average as a nursing major, currently holds the record for most hits (133) and runs scored (85) in a career. She led the Knights' 2006 PAC Championship team in both categories this past season. In the field Zlupko boasted a .958 fielding percentage and led the Knights with 76 assists this season.
"Coach Saar is always stressing how important our education is. In the classroom, the professors are easy to approach if you have a question and they are usually available if you need to get a hold of them. I came to Neumann for its nursing program; softball is an extra benefit, so I put my schooling first and I am glad am able to represent Neumann in this way," stated Zlupko.
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