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Top 30 Woman of the Year nominees announced

Thirty women, selected from a group of more than 450 nominees, have been chosen as the top 30 honorees for the 2013 NCAA Woman of the Year award. This year, the top 30 class includes the program’s first Paralympic student-athlete and three international nominees.

Ten women from each of the three divisions make up the top 30, spanning various NCAA sports. In September, three finalists from each division will be selected to form the nine finalists for the award. The 2013 Woman of the Year will be announced at an annual ceremony in Indianapolis on Oct. 20.

The top 30 honorees reflect the pillars of the Woman of the Year award, with outstanding achievements in academics, athletics, community service and leadership.

  • Cumulatively, the top 30 earned a 3.79 grade-point average and nearly 50 Academic All-America honors.

  • The top 30 earned 12 national championships (individual and team) and more than 80 All-America honors.

  • The top 30 volunteered for 365 organizations during their college careers.

  • Many served as team captains and held leadership positions in various campus and community organizations.

Anna Soho, NCAA Woman of the Year selection committee chair, described the extraordinary commitment to academics and athletics by each of the top 30 honorees.

“These distinguished women are truly quintessential NCAA student-athletes, demonstrating dedication not only to athletic achievement but academic excellence and community leadership as well,” said Soho. “The NCAA applauds their achievements, and we know that they will continue to be role models and make a positive impact on the world.”

The top 30 honorees are:

Name

Div

Conference

Institution

Sport(s)

Anderson, Amy

I

The Summit League

North Dakota State University

Golf

Barrett, Brigetta

I

Pac-12 Conference

University of Arizona

Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field

Boudreau, Lauren

II

Sunshine State Conference

Nova Southeastern University

Rowing

Brauer, Caitlin

II

Northeast-10 Conference

The College of Saint Rose

Swimming and Diving

Collado, Olivia

II

Heartland Conference

St. Edward's University

Soccer

Crosley, Elena

III

New England Small College Athletic Conference

Bowdoin College

Field Hockey

DeLozier, Torey

III

Northern Athletics Conference

Maranatha Baptist Bible College

Basketball, Softball, Volleyball

Dru, Becky

I

Independent

Stanford University

Field Hockey

Duffy, Elizabeth

II

Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

Concordia University, St. Paul

Volleyball

Favre, Michelle

III

New Jersey Athletic Conference

Ramapo College

Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field

Green, Stephanie

III

USA South Athletic Conference

Christopher Newport University

Lacrosse

Hatlen, Kaaren

III

Northwest Conference

Pacific Lutheran University

Softball

Hwang, I-Hsuan (Annie)

II

Pacific West Conference

Brigham Young University, Hawaii

Tennis

Jordan, Cortney

III

Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conf.

California Lutheran University

Paralympic Swimming and Diving

Kalin, Jacqueline

I

Missouri Valley Conference

University of Northern Iowa

Basketball

Krauser, Grace

II

South Atlantic Conference

Wingate University

Volleyball

Mackie, Nachelle

I

West Coast Conference

Brigham Young University

Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field

Majam, Kelly

I

Big West Conference

University of Hawaii, Manoa

Softball

Malavassi, Monica

II

Gulf South Conference

University of West Florida

Soccer

Maseko, Alexandra

I

Big East Conference

Seton Hall University

Basketball

Milks, Shelly

III

Old Dominion Athletic Conf.

Lynchburg College

Field Hockey

Okafor, Ifeatu

I

Big 12 Conference

Texas Tech University

Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field

Priess, Ashley

I

Southeastern Conference

University of Alabama

Gymnastics

Shull, Kayla

II

Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Swimming and Diving

Sizek, Julia

III

University Athletic Association

University of Chicago

Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field

Soares, Bridgett

II

East Coast Conference

Long Island University/LIU Post

Lacrosse

Stankaitis, Emily

III

Landmark Conference

Susquehanna University

Lacrosse

Swaner, Lya

III

American Southwest Conference

East Texas Baptist University

Softball

Whitaker, Nekesha

II

Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Clark Atlanta University

Cross Country, Outdoor Track and Field

Winslow, Amanda

I

Atlantic Coast Conference

Florida State University

Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field