Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Central Michigan senior Liesel Toth was named "Great Student of the Great Lakes Bay Region" by the "Great Women" program.
Toth Named "Great Student of the Great Lakes Bay Region"
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - Central Michigan University student-athlete and leadership scholar Liesel Toth of Victor, N.Y. has been recognized by the Graff Chevrolet dealership in Bay City and Saginaw Valley State University Athletics as one of four student female leaders being honored as a "Great Women of the Great Lakes Bay Region."

The "Great Women" program was created to "draw attention to local women for their extraordinary commitment of time, talent and experience in a meaningful way to advancing Bay, Isabella, Midland and Saginaw counties."

"I was very honored and blessed when I received the nomination," Toth said. "Knowing that I have been recognized for giving back makes me realize how much more I can do for those in need."

CMU dean of students Tony Voisin nominated Toth for her commitment to the CMU community and being a leader. Through her involvement as a volunteer in elementary schools, camps, clinics and other CMU athletics-sponsored events, Voisin sees Toth as a "great representative of a well-rounded student-athlete at CMU."

Executive manager of Graff Chevrolet Lisa Kusey-Rechsteiner says that though this is the first year women of the Great Lakes Bay region are being recognized, women like Toth are role models for making our community a better place.

"The recipients of this award are most likely women that you will not find much written about because that is not their motive, but once you read their story you will see how vital they are to our Great Lakes Bay Region," Kusey-Rechsteiner said. "Without their accomplishments we would not be moving in a forward direction. For that, they deserve to be recognized."

Toth is a senior at CMU studying health fitness and rehabilitation. She is captain of the CMU soccer team and was selected as the Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Year and first team all-conference in 2011. Toth will graduate in May and has enhanced her academics by completing the Leadership Institute training and development.