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Celebrating the 2016 Woman of the Year Top 30 Honorees

The NCAA Woman of the Year top 30 honorees exemplify excellence in academics, athletics, community service and leadership. Congratulate your honoree by clicking the Twitter button and joining the social conversation! The nine finalists for Woman of the Year — three from each NCAA division — will be announced Sept. 27, 2016.

Rachael Acker

University of California, Berkeley
Major: French
GPA: 3.96
Swimming and Diving
Division I

Rachel Bombardier

Castleton University
Major: Exercise science
GPA: 3.99
Ice Hockey, Lacrosse
Division III

Taylor Ellis-Watson

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Major: Psychology
GPA: 3.79
Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
Division I

Kim Kahnweiler

Bowdoin College
Major: Economics
GPA: 3.82
Field Hockey
Division III

Bri Leeper

West Texas A&M University
Major: Broadcasting and electronic media
GPA: 4.00
Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
Division II

Haylie McCleney

University of Alabama
Major: Human performance exercise science
GPA: 4.00
Softball
Division I

Cathleen Pruden

Mount Holyoke College
Major: Psychology and education
GPA: 3.97
Swimming and Diving
Division III

Elayna Siebert

Carson-Newman University
Major: Accounting
GPA: 3.97
Softball
Division II

Emily Tillo

Boston University
Major: Finance, minor in journalism
GPA: 3.94
Golf
Division I

Sasa Vann

SUNY - Buffalo State
Major: Hospitality administration, psychology
GPA: 3.81
Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
Division III

Tracey Balinskas

Molloy College
Major: Childhood education in biology, special education childhood 1-6
GPA: 3.81
Softball
Division II

Hannah Chappell-Dick

Eastern Mennonite University
Major: Biology, minor in coaching, exercise science and math
GPA: 3.85
Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
Division III

Margaret Guo

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Major: Electrical engineering and computer science, biological engineering
GPA: 4.00
Swimming and Diving
Division III

Elizabeth Kiblinger

Maryville University of St. Louis
Major: Elementary and early childhood education
GPA: 4.00
Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
Division II

Maurissa Lester

Limestone College
Major: Professional biology/pre-dentistry, minor in chemistry
GPA: 3.93
Basketball
Division II

Kara McCormack

University of Miami (FL)
Major: Mathematics
GPA: 3.98
Swimming and Diving
Division I

Marissa Robinson

Kean University
Major: Special education, psychology
GPA: 3.96
Field Hockey
Division III

Katie Spieler

University of Hawaii, Manoa
Major: Accounting
GPA: 4.00
Beach Volleyball
Division I

Haley Townsend

Kenyon College
Major: International studies (focuis in Islamic civilization & cultures), minor in arabic
GPA: 3.95
Swimming and Diving
Division III

Amy Viti

Misericordia University
Major: Health Science
GPA: 4.00
Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
Division III

Lauren Blazing

Duke University
Major: Political science, cultural anthropology
GPA: 3.99
Field Hockey
Division I

Kendall Coyne

Northeastern University
Major: Communications
GPA: 3.66
Ice Hockey
Division I

Christina Hillman

Iowa State University
Major: Child, adult and family services, psychology
GPA: 3.95
Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
Division I

Maia Kuhnen

Clayton State University
Major: Psychology and human services
GPA: 3.71
Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field, Soccer
Division II

Lauren Martin

Adams State University
Major: HAPPS: Political science
GPA: 3.78
Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
Division II

Maggie Monnat

Le Moyne University
Major: Biology
GPA: 3.95
Lacrosse
Division II

Faith Rohn

Palm Beach Atlantic University
Major: Communications, minor in studio art
GPA: 3.85
Volleyball
Division II

Ruth Steinke

Carleton College
Major: Mathematics
GPA: 3.88
Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
Division III

Cameasha Turner

University of Texas, El Paso
Major: Criminal justice
GPA: 4.00
Women's Basketball
Division I

Channing Wilson

California State University, Stanislaus
Major: Kinesiology (concentration in health and wellness promotion), minor in psychology
GPA: 3.99
Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
Division II