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About the Speaker

selenawilkestory.jpgSelena wilkes '96, guest speaker

  • Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame  2009
  • Played Volleyball, Basketball and Softball at Catawba
  • Four-year setter and captain in Volleyball
  • Three-time All South Atlantic Conference in Volleyball
  • South Atlantic Volleyball Player of the Year, 1995
  • Ranks second in career assists in Volleyball with 3,761 for an average of 9.48 per game
  • Set the record for assists in one game with 70, now stands as the sixth most in one game
  • Holds the record for the most serving aces in a career with 220
  • Third team All American in Volleyball, 1995
  • Point guard in Basketball in 1993 and 1994
  • Fast pitch pitcher in Softball, 1994
  • Awarded the Betty Lomax Award as the top female athlete at Catawba, 1996
  • Inducted into the South Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame, 2005
  • Ladies Professional Golf Association Futures Tour Playing Member, 1997-1999 and 2002-2004
  • Washington County (MD) Sports Hall of Fame 2006
  • NCAA Div. II South Atlantic Conference Sports Hall of Fame 2005
  • Ladies Professional Golf Association Futures Tour Playing Member 1997-2004
  • North Carolina Collegiate Athlete of the Year 1996
  • NCAA Div. II Academic All-American Athlete
  • NCAA Div. II All-American Athlete
  • NC Girls and Women’s Sports Foundation Collegiate Athlete of the Year 1996
  • Betty Lomax Award Catawba College Female Athlete of the Year 1996
  • Catawba College (NC) 3 Sport Student Athlete 1992-1996 (volleyball setter, basketball pt. guard, softball fast pitcher/shortstop) 
  • High School: Williamsport High School ’92 (Williamsport, MD)
  • Maryland All-State Team (Volleyball ,Basketball ) 1991 & 1992
  • Washington County Player of the Year 1991 & 1992  Volleyball, Basketball, and Softball
  • Member of WHS State Champion Teams: 1991 Volleyball  & 1992 Basketball
  • WHS 3 Sport Student Athlete 1988-1992
  • True Grit Award Winner Williamsport High School 1992 profoundly deaf (wore hearing aids & used lip reading skills) 

Present: 
After traveling the country and retiring from tour golf in 2004, Selena continued her education earning an MBA with specialization in Human Resources and Organizational Management  from New York Institute of Technology.  Since retiring from Tour golf, Selena has had 2 successful cochlear implant surgeries and hears very well.  Previously lived in the Carolinas, Selena has returned to her roots and currently resides in Williamsport, MD. She is an entrepreneur with several businesses where she founded and currently serves as the CEO. Selena oversees…

    • Elmwood Farm Hospitality Group - Elmwood Farm B&B, Barn Wedding/Event Venue, Gift Shop, Alpacas
    • Mattress By Appointment Western MD- Three mattress warehouse locations serving the region
    • Multrio Inc.- Computer software company serving small businesses
    • Port 44 Real Estate Development Group- Revitalization of historical properties to create new modern business  and luxury residential spaces.

Selena currently serves on several Boards and enjoys helping others while giving back to the community.  In addition, to spending quality time with her family and friends, she still plays golf occasionally and stays active on her farm with her animals and upcoming projects.