Training and competing as a student-athlete is hard, but quitting because of a medical condition is hard, too.
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.
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.
A tenacious, aggressive student-athlete who competes on the soccer field at the University of Florida has an equally tenacious, aggressive lineage.