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NCAA Woman of the Year

The NCAA Woman of the Year program honors the academic achievements, athletics excellence, community service and leadership of graduating female college athletes from all three divisions. To be eligible, a nominee must have competed and earned a varsity letter in an NCAA-sponsored sport, must have completed eligibility in her primary sport, and must have earned her undergraduate degree by Summer 2017.

Eligible female student-athletes are nominated by their member school. Each conference office then reviews the nominations from its core member schools (and sponsored sports) and submits its conference nominee(s) to the NCAA. All nominees that compete in a sport that is not sponsored by their core conference, associate conference nominees and independent nominees will be sent to a separate pool to be considered by a committee. Then, the NCAA Woman of the Year selection committee selects the Top 30 – 10 from each division and then three finalists from each division. The Committee on Women’s Athletics selects the winner from the Top 9.

All 30 Woman of the Year honorees will be recognized, and the 2017 Woman of the Year announced, at an awards dinner at the JW Marriott Indianapolis on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017.

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2017 NCAA Woman of the Year
2016 NCAA Woman of the Year highlights

The 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year is Margaret Guo, a former Massachusetts Institute of Technology swimmer with dual degrees in electrical engineering and computer science, and biological engineering.

Lizzy Crist named 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year

Lizzy Crist, a biomedical engineering graduate and former women’s soccer standout at Washington U. in St. Louis, was named the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year.

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Contacts

For more information about the nomination and award process, please contact Jess Duff at jduff@ncaa.org

For more information about the awards dinner, please contact Melody Lawrence at mlawrence@ncaa.org.