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Elizabeth Tucker named 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year

Former soccer student-athlete Elizabeth Tucker, a University of Notre Dame graduate, is the 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year. Now in its 24th year, the Woman of the Year Award recognizes female student-athletes for outstanding academic achievement, athletics excellence, community service and leadership. Tucker is the first women’s soccer student-athlete to be named NCAA Woman of the Year since the program began in 1991.

Finalists named for 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year award

Nine student-athletes have been selected as finalists for the 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year award, which will be announced Oct. 19 during a ceremony in Indianapolis.

Woman of the Year finalist: Elizabeth Tucker

Elizabeth Tucker didn’t know if she would contribute to Notre Dame’s soccer team. Four years later, she was the Fighting Irish’s most valuable player and had helped a sick child feel like part of the team.

Game face isn't the only face

In an excerpt from the Sports Science Institute’s upcoming book, ‘Mind Body and Sport – Understanding and Supporting Student-Athlete Mental Wellness,’ former Notre Dame offensive lineman Aaron Taylor provides a personal testimonial to the challenges of coping with anxiety and depression.

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