Awards

Career Development Award Winners

Gritt Broening This Fairleigh Dickinson junior spent four weeks volunteering in Tanzania. During this time, she helped build a water tank, install solar panels, and educate village teachers with new teaching techniques. Her overarching...

AASP Career Development Award for student-athletes

Student-athletes interested in pursuing a career in athletics who are enrolled at AASP-eligible schools may be awarded the AASP Career Development Award, which covers registration to two NCAA professional development events, including the...

Past Winners of NCAA Woman of the Year

2016 Margaret Guo Swimming and Diving Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2015 Kristin Day Swimming and Diving Clarion University of Pennsylvania 2014 Elizabeth Tucker Soccer University of Notre Dame 2013 Ifeatu Okafor Indoor and Outdoor...

2016 NCAA Woman of the Year nominees

First Name Last Name School Sport(s) Lisa Abramski Holy Family University Indoor Track and Field, Soccer Avery Acker Southern Methodist University Volleyball Rachael Acker University of California, Berkeley Swimming and Diving Dani...

Jack Ford

Jack Ford’s journey has taken him from a small New Jersey town to Yale University and Fordham University School of Law, to courtrooms through the country, and ultimately, to the upper echelons of television journalism. After graduating...

2015 Woman of the Year finalist: Rebecka Surtevall

When Sweden’s Rebecka Surtevall decided she wanted to play college golf in the United States, she ventured across the Atlantic and visited several campuses. Ultimately, she chose Arkansas Tech University. Today, she is certain she made the right choice.

2015 Woman of the Year finalist: Taylor Skala

The two-sport college athlete reflects on the lessons she learned through four arduous years on the basketball court, the soccer field and in the biology lab.

2015 Woman of the Year finalist: Zoë Scandalis

After practice, when her teammates would return to dorms or apartments or study halls, Scandalis would venture to a nearby magnet school in Los Angeles. She started a mentorship program with the school after reaching out to see if there was a need for additional support.

2015 Woman of the Year finalist: Colleen Quigley

Colleen Quigley once shunned running shoes in favor of those worn for tap, jazz and ballet. Then modeling beckoned. Running, it seemed, would be an afterthought. Now, Quigley has an NCAA steeplechase national championship, Olympic dreams and, most importantly, no regrets.

2015 Woman of the Year finalist: Maggie MacPhail

When DePauw University head tennis coach Scott Riggle describes mental toughness, he doesn’t talk about athletes who shout or pump their fists. He describes quiet perseverance. He describes Maggie MacPhail.

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