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2008 NCAA Woman of the Year

Nkolika Anosike, University of Tennessee

 

Tennessee’s Anosike selected as NCAA Woman of the Year

The NCAA News, October 20, 2008

2008 NCAA Woman of the Year - Nkolika Anosike

Nkolika “Nicky” Anosike, a self-described role player for the two-time defending NCAA champion Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team, was named the 2008 NCAA Woman of the Year at the October 19 awards banquet in Indianapolis.

Anosike’s mother, Ngozi Anosike, and Tennessee head coach Pat Summitt accepted the award on Nicky’s behalf. She plays professionally in Israel and was unable to attend the ceremony.

Anosike, a versatile post player for the Lady Vols who was part of the school’s most heralded recruiting class in 2004 that included Candace Parker and Alexis Hornbuckle, finished her UT career with more than 1,000 points and 800 rebounds. She also was one of just four Lady Vols (joining Parker, Chamique Holdsclaw and Tamika Catchings) to amass more than 600 points, 500 rebounds, 100 blocks, 100 steals and 125 assists during her four years.

Anosike said the award was the best honor she has received, simply because it represents the balance being a student-athlete requires. “The award is about being well-rounded, both academically and athletically,” she said in a videotaped message. “It’s something that is a testament to my life and to the dedication my mom showed when I was growing up.”

Ngozi Anosike raised eight children on her own, coming to the United States from Nigeria with just a sixth-grade education. The family lived on welfare and public assistance for several years, but Ngozi has gone on to earn a college degree, become a registered nurse and move the family out of the projects.

In accepting the award on her daughter’s behalf, Ngozi had a message for any young girl who doubts whether she can achieve. “If I can do it, so can you,” she said. Then, after staring at the award and recognizing her daughter’s accomplishments, she said, “Today, happiness is mine.”

Summit called Anosike “the most focused student-athlete I’ve had, and as most of you know, I’ve been at this for a while now.”

She recalled visiting the Anosike family and listening to Nicky review the schools other than Tennessee she was considering when her mother said, “No, no, no … you will play for coach Summitt.”

Summitt called Anosike’s mother “an awesome role model” and noted that all the Woman of the Year honorees are “special to society for the impact they will have on others.”

Anosike completed a triple major in political science, legal studies and sociology in four years in Knoxville while winning two national titles, one Southeastern Conference regular-season title and three SEC tournament championships during her Lady Vols career.

Beyond helping Tennessee women’s basketball put its indelible stamp on NCAA history, Anosike believes the program has made a significant contribution to advancing women’s sports.

“We are probably the most televised women’s basketball team in the nation and probably in the history of women’s sports, which is huge for growing the game and the awareness of women’s sports overall,” she said when informed of being a finalist.

Anosike isn’t done making her own mark. She has been accepted into the Teach For America program, a national corps of recent college graduates who commit two years to teaching in urban and rural public schools, as a way of furthering her passion for leadership and desire to make a difference. Though she has deferred entering the program while she continues her professional basketball career (she played for the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx in 2008), Anosike in the meantime plans to use her stature as an athlete to advocate for children living in poverty.

As Anosike embraces her new role as the latest recipient of one of the NCAA’s most prestigious awards, she encouraged aspiring athletes, and particularly young women, to never doubt themselves.

“There are going to be people who tell you that you can’t do it, but if you work hard and set goals for yourself – and strive to achieve those goals – then just like me, you can make it to a school like the University of Tennessee,” she said.

The annual Woman of the Year award, now in its 18th year, recognizes outstanding female student-athletes who have excelled in academics, athletics, leadership and service. A committee composed of representatives from NCAA member schools and conferences selected the top 30 – 10 from each division – from 130 conference and independent nominees. From the 30 honorees, nine finalists – three from each division – were chosen. The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics selected Anosike from the nine finalists.

The top 30 honorees were at the banquet, including the following eight finalists.

 

Nine finalists selected for 18th NCAA Woman of the Year

The NCAA News, October 1, 2008

The NCAA has named the nine finalists for the 18th annual NCAA Woman of the Year award.

This year’s top nine honorees are:

  • Susan Ackermann, Salisbury (lacrosse), Capital Athletic Conference
  • Nkolika Anosike, Tennessee (basketball),Southeastern Conference
  • Jennifer Artichuk, Delta State (swimming and diving), Independent
  • Shanti Freitas, Smith (swimming and diving), New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference
  • Arianna Lambie, Stanford (cross country, track and field), Pacific-10 Conference
  • Samantha Mitchell, Mount Olive (volleyball, track and field), Conference Carolinas
  • Lindsey Ozimek, Charlotte (soccer), Atlantic 10 Conference
  • Sarah Schettle, Wisconsin-Oshkosh (track and field, cross country, swimming), Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
  • Heather Walker, Georgian Court (volleyball, softball), Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference

The award recognizes accomplished NCAA female student-athletes who have excelled in athletics, academics, service and leadership. The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics will name a national winner from among the top nine finalists at the annual awards dinner October 19 in Indianapolis.

Whitney Myers, a former swimming student-athlete at Arizona, was the 2007 Woman of the Year.

Following are some of the achievements of this year’s finalists:

 

Susan Ackermann, Salisbury, lacrosse

Academic achievements: Graduated in May 2008 with a 3.91 GPA; majored in exercise science with minors in marketing management and business administration. Capital Athletic Conference Women’s Scholar Athlete of the Year, 2008. Salisbury Female Scholar Athlete of the Year, 2008. Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III Scholar Athlete of the Year, 2008. ESPN The Magazine Women’s At-large Academic all-American of the Year, 2008.

Athletics achievements: All-time leader in career goals and assists at Salisbury. IWLCA, Inside Lacrosse and womenslacrosse.com first-team all-American. Two-time conference player of the year. Winner of the Maryland Association of College Directors of Athletics postgraduate scholarship. Inside Lacrosse Athlete of the Year.

Service and leadership: Campus Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, 2005-08. Soccer and basketball manager, 2005-08. Senior Games volunteer, 2006-08. Vice president of national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa, 2007-08.

Excerpt from personal statement: “Competing in athletics at the college level has prepared me with great time management, leadership and teamwork skills. I learned to stay poised under the pressure of simultaneously preparing for tests, presentations, practices and games. My leadership abilities flourished in college in being a two-time team captain as well as holding officer positions in academic groups.

 

Nkolika Anosike, Tennessee, basketball

Academic achievements: Graduated in May 2008 with a triple major in political science, legal studies and sociology. SEC Academic Honor Roll, 2005-08. ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American second-team, 2007-08. Boyd McWhorter Postgraduate Scholarship winner for Tennessee, 2008.

Athletics achievements: Two-time NCAA Women’s Final Four all-tournament team selection. Member of one SEC regular-season and three SEC tournament championship teams. Twice led the Lady Vols in blocked shots. Member of the two USA U19 Women’s Basketball World Championship teams and the 2007 USA Pan-American team. Drafted into the WNBA by the Minnesota Lynx.

Service and leadership: Team captain, 2007-08. Campus Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, 2007-08. Volunteer for the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, elementary school career day, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and Lady Vol Fund Run.

Excerpt from personal statement: “Leadership through example makes a difference. I have had opportunities to learn this lesson, most recently as I helped lead the Lady Vols basketball team to its eighth national championship. I was not the superstar; I did the unglamorous work that wins games and brings success in life. Some of our most effective leaders are not in the spotlight but lead by example through hard work and dedication. This assertion reflects who I am and what I hope to become.”

 

Jennifer Artichuk, Delta State, swimming and diving

Academic achievements: Graduated in May 2008 with a 3.87 GPA; majored in accounting. Three-time College Swim Coaches Association academic all-American. Three-time New South Intercollegiate Swim Conference (NSISC) academic all-conference selection. Recipient of the Reynolds-Chiz Scholarship in Accountancy, 2007-08.

Athletics achievements: Delta State Charles S. Kerg Senior Athlete of the Year, 2008. Four-time all-NSISC pick. Holds the NSISC record in the 200-meter butterfly and the school record in the 100-meter and 200-meter butterfly. Three-time first-team all-American. Team captain, 2006-08. Two-time NSISC champion.

Service and leadership: Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, 2006-08. President of the Student Accountant Board of Administrators and the Business Students Advisory Committee. Youth mentor for the Cleveland (Mississippi) Youth Mentor program, 2005-08. Covenant Presbyterian Church Nursery Worker, 2005-08. Participated in the Delta Aquatic Club Mentor program.

Excerpt from personal statement: “Being a student-athlete taught me discipline, time management and built my character. It is not easy being in the pool four hours a day, in class all day, working at night, and still finding time to get my homework done. Knowing that I had to be successful in these endeavors to reach my goals kept me going and kept me strong.”

 

Shanti Freitas, Smith, swimming and diving

Academic achievements: Sociology major with minors in education and child study who graduated in May 2008. Three-time academic all-American. NEWMAC academic all-conference selection, 2006 and 2008. Dean’s List, 2005-06. Seven Sisters Scholar-Athlete Award, 2008.

Athletics achievements: Three-time Seven Sisters diving champion. Three-time all-American diver. First-team all-NEWMAC selection. NCAA Leadership Conference participant, 2005. Rookie of the Year, Sophomore Athlete of the Year and Senior Athlete of the Year at Smith. Team captain, 2007-08.

Service and leadership: Associate director of Best Buddies program. Student mentor at an after-school program. Campus Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, 2005-06. Volunteered at La Case de la Mujer, a domestic violence project in Ecuador, while studying abroad. Served as an outreach intern for Engaging Latino Families in Education, 2007.

Excerpt from personal statement: “Having to constantly divide my time carefully between academics, athletics and extracurricular activities, I have learned that staying organized is essential to being able to manage my time well and accomplish all that I need and want to do. However, more than good habits and life skills in time management, the most important lessons I have learned from being a student-athlete come from interactions with my classmates, teammates, and coaches.”

 

Arianna Lambie, Stanford , cross country/track and field

Academic achievements: Graduated in May 2008; majored in Earth Systems. Three-time first-team academic all-American. CoSIDA University Division all-American Track and Field and Cross Country Athlete of the Year. Recipient of the Al Masters Award, presented annually to the Stanford student-athlete attaining the highest standards of athletic performance, leadership and academic achievement.

Athletics achievements: Member of four Division I cross country national championship teams. Four-time cross country and three-time track and field all-American. Member of four indoor and four outdoor Pac-10 championship teams. Pac-10 Cross Country Athlete of the Year, 2005, 2006 and 2007. Competed in the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trails. Track team captain, 2007.

Service and leadership: Pac-10 Sportsmanship Award winner, 2008. Served as president of the Science and Environmental Education program, 2006-08. Habitat for Humanity and Special Olympics volunteer. School of Earth Sciences Graduate Student Advisory Committee, 2007-08.

Excerpt from personal statement: “Nothing taught me the worth of listening to mind, body and other people’s needs as did running at Stanford. With patience has come the equally invaluable acquisition of perspective. Stanford’s encouragement to pour myself into each of my several passions at the appropriate times has been one of the greatest gifts the school provided.”

 

Samantha Mitchell, Mount Olive, volleyball/track and field

Academic achievements: Psychology major who graduated in May 2008. NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient, 2008. Mount Olive Athletics Department Honor Roll 2004-08. Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll, 2004-08. Conference Carolinas Academic All-Conference, 2007-08.

Athletics achievement: American Volleyball Coaches Association regional all-American, 2008. Conference Carolinas Volleyball Player of the Year, 2007. Three-time first team all-conference selection in volleyball. Established school record for career digs and ranked second in career kills. 2008. Captain of outdoor track and field in the program’s inaugural season of competition, 2008. Mount Olive’s Most Outstanding Female Student-Athlete, 2008.

Service and leadership: National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. NCAA National Leadership Conference participant. Psychology Honor Society. Intern of North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Volunteer for Cystic Fibrosis, Breast Cancer Awareness, and youth basketball camps.

Excerpt from personal statement: “Being a student-athlete has shaped my entire being as a person. It has taught me some of the most valuable lessons about life. Athletics have equipped me with the attributes needed for success in my relationships, academics, career and even in building my character. Athletics has taught me how to transfer what I do in the classroom and on the court to my everyday life by communicating effectively and displaying my leadership abilities.”

 

Lindsey Ozimek, Charlotte, soccer

Academic achievements: Special education major who graduated in June 2008. Three-time ESPN The Magazine academic all-American. Four-time academic all-America and three-time Atlantic 10 all-academic team selection. Atlantic 10 Scholar-Athlete of the Year, 2007-08. Recipient of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Award, highest honor for academic excellence in the university’s education department.

Athletics achievement: Member of the United States Women’s U-20 and U-23 National Teams. First-team all-American. First-team Atlantic 10 all-conference. Member of 2006 conference championship team. Atlantic 10 Midfielder of the Year, 2007. First-team NSCAA/Adidas All-Southeast Region.

Service and leadership: Youth soccer coach and trainer. Soccer camp administrator. Special education teacher. Member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Designed soccer camps for children with physical and mental disabilities. Team captain, 2005-07.

Excerpt from personal statement: “The growth, personal development and experiences I have gained from being a four-year student athlete at UNCC have undoubtedly served as the vehicle that propelled me to achieving my goals on and off of the field. As team captain, I have evolved into a more confident, assertive, and resilient leader. As a student-athlete, I have been blessed to travel throughout the world to various cities and institutions. These endeavors have allowed me to experience different cultures, nationalities, meet new people, while ultimately forcing me out of my comfort zone.”

 

Sarah Schettle, Wisconsin-Oshkosh, track and field/cross country/swimming and diving

Academic achievements: Chemistry and Spanish double major who graduated in May 2008. Participant in the University Honors Program. NCAA Division III Women’s Outdoor Track and Field All-Academic Team of the Year selection. Academic all-American, 2004-07.

Athletics achievement: Member of three indoor and two outdoor NCAA track and field national championships teams. Two-time indoor track and field All-American. Member of two outdoor track and one indoor conference championship teams.

Service and leadership: NCAA Sportsmanship Award recipient, 2006. Co-founder of eMentors, an online program connecting current students with alumni. Author of undergraduate research published in a scholarly journal, 2007. Nursing home, Special Olympics and blood drive volunteer.

Excerpt from personal statement: “As each athletics season commences, I write goals on index cards and pin them to the ceiling above my bed to remind myself of them at the beginning and close of each day. My senior year I wrote “Have no regrets”—the most important thing I have learned as a student-athlete and the card that will remain on my ceiling. It encompasses why I dedicate myself to taking full advantage of each time I have the opportunity to step on a track, pool deck or enter a classroom.”

 

Heather Walker, Georgian Court, volleyball/softball

Academic achievements: History major who graduated in May 2008. Spring and fall conference all-academic team pick. National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American Scholar Athlete, 2005-07. Dean’s Scholar, 2004-08.

Athletics achievements: First-team Louisville Slugger/NFCA all-American. CACC Softball Player of the Year, 2007. Two-time Georgian Court Athlete of the Year. Member of one softball and two volleyball conference championship teams. Captain of the softball and volleyball teams, 2005-08.

Service and leadership: National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Women in Leadership Development. Elementary school reading volunteer. President of Pi Delta Phi, the French Honor Society, 2006-08.

Excerpt from personal statement: “Through athletics competition, not only have I gained a better appreciation for the game of softball, but I have also gained a better understanding of myself. The amount of time and dedication it takes to be a student-athlete at the Division II level, as well as continually striving to improve myself, has heightened my internal drive which will serve me well as I graduate and pursue new goals. Athletics has provided me the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of people. A simple way to sum up my experience of being a student-athlete at Georgian Court University is that it has been truly transformative.”

 

Woman of the Year nominees chosen

The NCAA News, September 9, 2008

The NCAA announced 130 conference and independent nominees for the 18th annual NCAA Woman of the Year award.

The honor recognizes outstanding female student-athletes who have excelled academically and athletically in addition to demonstrating strong community service and leadership.

Nominees represent all three divisions.

The top 10 honorees in each division will be announced later this month followed by the selection of the top three honorees per division. The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics will choose the winner from the top nine honorees, and the 2008 NCAA Woman of the Year will be announced at an awards dinner in Indianapolis on October 19.

To be eligible for this award, the female student-athlete must have earned a varsity letter in an NCAA-sponsored sport and competed during the 2007-08 academic year. In addition, each individual must have completed intercollegiate eligibility in her primary sport by the end of the 2008 spring season and must have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.5.

This year’s conference and independent nominees are:

America East Conference
Dana Hastie
Stony Brook University (Division I) Cross Country, and Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field

America East Conference
Sarah Hudak
Boston University (Division I) Field Hockey

American Southwest Conference
Michelle Heckmann
Concordia University (Texas) (Division III) Volleyball

American Southwest Conference
Tarra Richardson
McMurry University (Division III) Basketball

Atlantic 10 Conference
Sarah-Jo Lawrence
George Washington University (Division I) Basketball

Atlantic 10 Conference
Lindsey Ozimek
University of North Carolina, Charlotte (Division I) Soccer

Atlantic Coast Conference
Kandia Batchelor
Florida State University (Division I) Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field

Atlantic Coast Conference
Jessica Botzum
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Division I) Swimming and Diving

Atlantic Sun Conference
Volha Batsula
East Tennessee State University (Division I) Tennis

Big 12 Conference
Sarah Pavan
University of Nebraska, Lincoln (Division I) Volleyball

Big 12 Conference
Sally Kipyego
Texas Tech University (Division I) Outdoor Track and Field

Big East Conference
Allie Quigley
DePaul University (Division I) Basketball

Big East Conference
Jillian Drouin
Syracuse University (Division I) Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field

Big Ten Conference
Molly Crispell
Pennsylvania State University (Division I) Swimming and Diving

Big Sky Conference
Laura Cote
University of Montana (Division I) Basketball

Big South Conference
Stephanie Reid
Winthrop University (Division I) Softball

Big South Conference
Allyson Fasnacht
Liberty University (Division I) Basketball

Big West Conference
Bethany Nickless
University of California, Santa Barbara (Division I) Cross Country and Outdoor Track and Field

California Collegiate Athletic Association
Katherine Bagwell
California State University, Chico (Division II) Soccer, and Outdoor Track and Field

Capital Athletic Conference Inc
Susan Ackermann
Salisbury University (Division III) Lacrosse

Centennial Conference
Emily Hinchcliff
Haverford College (Division III) Volleyball

Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Heather Walker
Georgian Court University (Division II) Softball and Volleyball

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Kim Moore
Shaw University (Division II) Tennis and Volleyball

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Celeste Trahan
Elizabeth City State University (Division II) Basketball

College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin
Sarah Richardson
Wheaton College (Illinois) (Division III) Soccer

College Hockey America
Ashley King
Wayne State University (Michigan) (Division II) Ice Hockey

Colonial Athletic Association
Megan Moulton-Levy
College of William and Mary (Division I) Tennis

Colonial Athletic Association
Colleen Walsh
University of Delaware (Division I) Volleyball

Commonwealth Conference
Erin Fisher
Elizabethtown College (Division III) Cross Country, and Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field

The Commonwealth Coast Conference
Kacie Gallo
Salve Regina University (Division III) Soccer, and Outdoor Track and Field

Conference Carolinas
Samantha Mitchell
Mount Olive College (Division II) Volleyball and Track and Field

Conference USA
Marissa Daniels
Rice University (Division I) Cross Country, and Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field

Conference USA
Jami Tullius
University of Texas at El Paso (Division I) Soccer

Division III Independents
Holly Andrews
Nebraska Wesleyan University (Division III) Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field

East Coast Conference
Diana Redman
Queens College (New York) (Division II) Soccer, and Indoor Track and Field

Empire 8
Natalia Chabebe
Stevens Institute of Technology (Division III) Fencing

Empire 8
Emily Lesher
Nazareth College (Division III) Swimming and Diving

Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Rachel Folcik
Ferris State University (Division II) Basketball

Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Kirby Blackley
University of Findlay (Division II) Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field

Great Lakes Valley Conference
Elizabeth Holmes
Northern Kentucky University (Division II) Volleyball

Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Jillian Leger
Saint Joseph's College (Maine) (Division III) Soccer

Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Courtney Schneider
Western Washington University (Division II) Volleyball

Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Jackie Thomas
Seattle University (Division II) Basketball

Gulf South Conference
Ashton Washington
University of West Alabama (Division II) Basketball

Heartland Conference
Kristen Gascoyne
St. Edward's University (Division II) Soccer

Horizon League
Jessica Weidert
Wright State University (Division I) Swimming and Diving

Independent
Jennifer Artichuk
Delta State University (Division II) Swimming

Independent
Dena Baskous
New Jersey Institute of Technology (Division II) Soccer

Independent
Courtney Arno-Templet
Texas Woman's University (Division II) Gymnastics

Independent
Sheralyn Briggs
University at Buffalo, the State University of New (Division I) Rowing

Independent
Aiesha Brown
North Carolina Central University (Division II) Cross Country, and Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field

Independent
Elizabeth Enyart
U.S. Air Force Academy (Division I) Fencing

Independent
Faith Greenawalt
Tiffin University (Division II) Tennis

Independent
Jennifer Hukill
North Carolina Central University (Division II) Basketball

Independent
Meghann Morrill
University of Nevada, Reno (Division I) Rifle

Independent
Ashley Postell
University of Utah (Division I) Gymnastics

Iowa Intercol. Athletic Conf.
Ashley Rogers
Wartburg College (Division III) Softball and Volleyball

Ivy Group
Jesse Carlin
University of Pennsylvania (Division I) Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field

Ivy Group
Sarah Wu
Brown University (Division I) Rowing

Landmark Conference
Emily Blatter
Goucher College (Division III) Lacrosse

Liberty League
Nicole Tetreault
Hamilton College (Division III) Lacrosse and Soccer

Little East Conference
Christie Lotti
Rhode Island College (Division III) Softball

Lone Star Conference
Rachel Ingram
Southwestern Oklahoma State University (Division II) Cross Country

Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference
Colleen Feeney
Bridgewater State College (Division III) Basketball

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Brittany Bisnott
Niagara University (Division I) Soccer

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Jaclyn O'Leary
Iona College (Division I) Lacrosse

Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Sarah Wittingen
Calvin College (Division III) Outdoor Track and Field

Mid-American Conference
Stephanie Swiger
Bowling Green State University (Division I) Volleyball

Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
Jill Johnson
Missouri Western State University (Division II) Basketball

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Morgan Maxwell
Howard University (Division I) Women’s Volleyball

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Jessica Worsley
University of Maryland, Eastern Shore (Division I) Bowling

Midwest Conference
Ashley Yeast
Monmouth College (Illinois) (Division III) Basketball and Volleyball

Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Maria Bye
University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) (Division III) Softball

Missouri Valley Conference
Sara Lungren
Wichita State University (Division I) Volleyball

Mountain West Conference
Chelsea Goodman
Brigham Young University (Division I) Volleyball

Mountain West Conference
Dionne Marsh
University of New Mexico (Division I) Basketball

New England Small College Athletic Conference
Grace Moore
Bowdoin College (Division III) Lacrosse and Soccer

New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
Doria Holbrook
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Division III) Swimming and Diving

New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
Shanti Freitas
Smith College (Division III) Swimming

New Jersey Athletic Conference

Lizzelle Cintron
New Jersey City University (Division III) Volleyball

New Jersey Athletic Conference

Jackie Ferranti
Montclair State University (Division III) Softball

North Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Jill Smolczyk
University of South Dakota (Division II) Swimming and Diving

North Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Ashley Homan
St. Cloud State University (Division II) Softball

North Atlantic Conference
Rebecca Allen
Maine Maritime Academy (Division III) Volleyball

North Coast Athletic Conference
Erin Gorsich
Denison University (Division III) Tennis

Northeast-10 Conference
Alison Lesher
Le Moyne College (Division II) Swimming and Diving

Northeast Conference
Ann Marie Mangano
Quinnipiac University (Division I) Field Hockey

Northern Athletics Conference
Catherine Chappell
Milwaukee School of Engineering (Division III) Basketball, and Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field

Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Kallie Tellefson
Winona State University (Division II) Soccer

Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Kira Wannebo
Northern State University (Division II) Soccer

Northwest Conference
Sarah Zerzan
Willamette University (Division III) Cross Country, and Outdoor Track and Field

Ohio Valley Conference
Beth Boden
Tennessee Technological University (Division I) Softball

Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Amy Roberson
Washington and Lee University (Division III) Swimming and Diving

Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Kelly Gonzalez
Guilford College (Division III) Lacrosse

Patriot League
Denise Infante
American University (Division I) Field Hockey

Pacific-10 Conference
Arianna Lambie
Stanford University (Division I) Cross Country, and Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field

Pacific West Conference
Sheila Johnson
Grand Canyon University (Division II) Tennis

Patriot League
Christine Smith
Lehigh University (Division I) Field Hockey and Lacrosse

Peach Belt Conference
Amanda Gerolstein
University of South Carolina Aiken (Division II) Volleyball

Peach Belt Conference
Tiara Good
Lander University (Division II) Basketball

The Pennsylvania Athletic Conference
Ericka Morrison
Misericordia University (Division III) Basketball

Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Brittany Pikur
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Division II) Lacrosse and Soccer

Presidents' Athletic Conference
Halley Brus
Chatham University (Division III) Softball, Soccer, and Swimming and Diving

Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Nicole Schwab
Fort Lewis College (Division II) Volleyball

Skyline Conference
Jennifer Martinez
St. Joseph's College (Long Island) (Division III) Softball

South Atlantic Conference
Heloisa de Oliveira
Lincoln Memorial University (Division II) Soccer

South Atlantic Conference
Melissa DeLuca
Wingate University (Division II) Volleyball

Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conf.
Natalie Calderon
University of Redlands (Division III) Outdoor Track and Field

Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Katherine Doogan
DePauw University (Division III) Swimming and Diving

Southern Conference
Brenna Burns
Davidson College (Division I) Cross Country, and Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field

Southern Conference
Alex Anderson
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (Division I) Basketball

Southeastern Conference
Nkolika Anosike
University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Division I) Basketball

Southeastern Conference
Stacy Lewis
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (Division I) Golf

Southwestern Athletic Conference
Janna Moore-Calliste
Texas Southern University (Division I) Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field

Southwestern Athletic Conference
Nyasha Chambwe
Jackson State University (Division I) Basketball

St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Emily Forbes
Eureka College (Division III) Softball and Volleyball

State University of New York Athletic Conference
Michelle Coombs
State University College at New Paltz (Division III) Swimming and Diving

The Summit League
Lisa Bue
North Dakota State University (Division II) Basketball

The Summit League
Halee Clark
Oral Roberts University (Division I) Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field

Sun Belt Conference
Rachael Runnels
University of North Texas (Division I) Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field

Sun Belt Conference
Jenna Billingsley
University of Denver (Division I) Soccer

Sunshine State Conference
Virginia Davenport
Saint Leo University (Division II) Soccer

Sunshine State Conference
Alexandra Schunk
Lynn University (Division II) Tennis

University Athletic Association
Esther Erb
Case Western Reserve University (Division III) Cross Country, and Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field

USA South Athletic Conference
Ashley Hay
Christopher Newport University (Division III) Field Hockey

USA South Athletic Conference
Jenee Johnson
Greensboro College (Division III) Softball

Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Sarah Schettle
University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh (Division III) Cross Country, Swimming and Diving, and Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field

Western Athletic Conference
Melinda Owen
University of Idaho (Division I) Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field

West Coast Conference
Jenna Shay
Pepperdine University (Division I) Soccer

West Coast Conference
Stephanie Cox (Lopez)
University of Portland (Division I) Soccer

Western Collegiate Hockey Association
Bobbi Ross
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Division I) Ice Hockey

West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Amanda Lyons
Wheeling Jesuit University (Division II) Soccer