About the Award
The NCAA established the Woman of the Year Award in 1991 to celebrate the achievements of women in intercollegiate athletics. Now in its 24th year, the award is unique because it recognizes not only the athletics achievements of outstanding young women, but also their academic achievements, community service and leadership.
Annually, NCAA member schools from all three divisions nominate their own woman of the year. To be eligible, these women must have competed and earned a varsity letter in an NCAA-sponsored sport and must have completed eligibility in their primary sport. Conferences then select a conference honoree from their list of school nominees.
Each fall, the NCAA Woman of the Year selection committee then 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. The Woman of the Year is announced at the annual awards dinner in Indianapolis. This year’s award dinner is Sunday, October 19 in Indianapolis.
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2014 NCAA Woman of the Year
- Winner to be announced Sunday, October 19 at the NCAA Woman of the Year awards dinner.
- Top 9 honorees - announced late September.
- Top 30 honorees - announced early September.
- Conferences name honorees for 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year.
- List of conference honorees.
- NCAA schools announce nominees for 2014 Woman of the Year.
- Full list of school nominees.
2013 Woman of the Year
- Meet Ifeatu Okafor, 2013 NCAA Woman of the Year
- Watch student-athletes discuss playing sports in college.
- Hear advice for aspiring NCAA student-athletes.