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Top 30 named for 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year Award

Honorees, who represent 12 sports, were chosen from 543 school nominees

The Top 30 honorees for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year Award have been named by the Woman of the Year selection committee.

Schools nominated a record 543 women for the award this year, which conferences then narrowed to 145 nominees to be considered by the committee.

The Top 30 honorees — including 10 from each of the three NCAA divisions — have demonstrated excellence in academics, athletics, community service and leadership. They represent 12 sports and a wide range of academic majors, including neuroscience, communication, biomedical engineering, sport management, political science and art.

“The Top 30 honorees are remarkable representatives of the thousands of women competing in college sports each year,” said Sarah Hebberd, chair of the Woman of the Year selection committee and director of compliance at Georgia. “They have seized every opportunity available to them on the field of play, in the classroom and in the community, and we are proud to recognize them for their outstanding achievements.”

In late September, the selection committee will announce three women from each division as the nine finalists. From the finalists, the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics will select the 2017 Woman of the Year, who will be named Oct. 22 at a ceremony in Indianapolis.

2017 Woman of the Year Top 30 Honorees

Name School Conference Div. Sport(s)
Anderson, Sabrina Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference II Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
Barr, Serena Liberty University Non-Core Conference/Independent/Associate I Field Hockey
Brunworth, Kaitlyn Wingate University South Atlantic Conference II Soccer
Carlson, Clare Grand Valley State University Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference II Soccer
Carmichael, Jennifer University of Oklahoma Big 12 Conference I Outdoor Track and Field
Conboy, Caroline Hobart and William Smith Colleges Liberty League III Swimming and Diving
Crawford, Eliana Kenyon College North Coast Athletic Conference III Swimming and Diving
Crist, Lizzy Washington University in St. Louis University Athletic Association III Soccer
Domico, Alyssa Dominican University (Illinois) Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference III Softball
Donegan, Laura Rose University of New Hampshire America East Conference I Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
Donnelly, Brooke Washington and Lee University Old Dominion Athletic Conf. III Tennis
Gibbons, Christina Duke University Atlantic Coast Conference I Soccer
Gong, Maryann Massachusetts Institute of Technology New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference III Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
Greenlee, Chardae University of Memphis American Athletic Conference I Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
Hasty, Morgan Johnson C. Smith University Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association II Softball, Volleyball
Hompe, Olivia Princeton University The Ivy League I Lacrosse
Hoynaski, Nicole Hawaii Pacific University Pacific West Conference II Tennis
January, Jessica DePaul University Big East Conference I Basketball
Johnson, Jamie Lewis University Great Lakes Valley Conference II Basketball
Kosobud, Allison College of Saint Benedict Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference III Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
Krick, Katie Nebraska Wesleyan University Iowa Intercol. Athletic Conf. III Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
Madzia, Juliana University of Cincinnati American Athletic Conference I Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
Martinez, Kaina Texas A&M University-Kingsville Lone Star Conference II Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
Melian, Christina Stony Brook University America East Conference I Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
Momirov, Jelena Barry University Sunshine State Conference II Rowing
O'Keefe, Natalie Southwest Baptist University Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association II Basketball, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
Perez, Jayme East Texas Baptist University American Southwest Conference III Softball
Pronovost, Maddie Middlebury College New England Small College Athletic Conference III Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
Rayas, Cashlee Dallas Baptist University Heartland Conference II Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
Van Landeghem, Chantal University of Georgia Southeastern Conference I Swimming and Diving