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, nominees must have competed and earned a varsity letter in an NCAA-sponsored sport and must have completed eligibility in her primary sport.
Eligible female student-athletes are nominated by their member school. Each conference office then reviews the nominations from its member schools and submits its conference nominee to the NCAA. 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 2016 Woman of the Year announced, at an awards dinner at the Westin Indianapolis on Sunday, October 16, 2016.
Click here to learn more about the nomination and award process.
2016 NCAA Woman of the Year highlights
2015 NCAA Woman of the Year highlights
- Kristin Day named 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year
- NCAA names nine finalists for 2015 Woman of the Year
- NCAA names top 30 honorees for Woman of the Year Award