ORONO, Maine —- The University of Maine announced that Katy Massey of Waterville has been named the 2015 salutatorian. She was a member of the women’s ice hockey team the past four seasons, serving as an assistant captain last winter.

Massey is a psychology major with a concentration in development and a minor in communication sciences and disorders. Her academic honors include the Frederick W. and Marianne Hill Scholarship, the Marcus L. Urann Scholarship, Class of 1945 Scholarship and the Jane Gerry Chase Hangar Scholarship. She also was named a Kornetsky Scholar as the graduating psychology student with the highest GPA.

Also on Wednesday, the America East Conference announced that for the second straight year, UMaine women’s basketball junior forward Liz Wood of Catlett, Virginia, has been named the America East Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Year.

Massey has been named the Hockey East Top Scholar Athlete each of the past three years with a perfect 4.0 GPA. She also has been named to the Hockey East Academic All-Star Team and the Hockey East All-Academic Team. She has been named to the Dean’s List and a Maine Scholar-Athlete Award winner.

Massey helped lead Maine to its first-ever Hockey East home quarterfinal series last season. In her final game with the Black Bears, Massey set the school record for career games played with 132. The former nonscholarship player never missed a game during her four years, and she tallied eight goals and added 10 assists for 18 points.

Wood, who has a 3.93 GPA, is a biology major with a premedical studies concentration in the honors college and a chemistry minor, focusing toward a career in the medical field.

Earlier this year, Wood was awarded the prestigious “M” Club Dean Smith award, presented annually to the top UMaine male and female student-athletes with outstanding academic and athletic achievement along with citizenship and community service.

Maine’s junior forward is a two-time finalist for the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-State Good Works team for her significant impact in the community, in the classroom and on the court.

Last summer, she participated in an internship at Colorado State University working in a laboratory on a NASA funded project in cancer biology.

On the court, Wood earned America East First-Team honors and was named the league’s Co-Defensive Player of the Year as well as receiving a nod to the America East All-Defensive team. She became just the 18th player in Maine women’s basketball history to record her 1,000th point, doing so in just her third season.