Hammons, a health education major, is the daughter of Todd and Nancy Hammons of Bellingham. She is a member of the Linfield softball team and Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.
"I was surprised and delighted to be considered for the award," said Hammons. "I was truly honored that I was nominated by my professor."
Hammons was nominated for the award by Dawn Graff-Haight, professor of health and human performance at Linfield.
Amy was nominated for this award because of her leadership roles at Linfield, said Graff-Haight. In addition to having exceptional grades, she has also been active in service to the community.
The academy selects recipients of the award based upon the recommendations of the professors, coaches and counselors. The criteria for selection are a student's academic performance, interest and aptitude, leadership qualities, responsibility, enthusiasm, motivation to learn and improve, citizenship, attitude and cooperative spirit, dependability and a recommendation by a professor.
After graduating at the end of May, Hammons will work as a sports physiologist at PRO Sports Health Club in Bellevue.