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Woman of the Year

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About the Award

The NCAA established the Woman of the Year award in 1991 to celebrate the achievements of women in intercollegiate athletics. Now in its 25th year, the award is unique because it recognizes not only the athletics achievements of outstanding young women, but also their academic achievements, community service and leadership.

Annually, NCAA member schools from all three divisions nominate their own woman of the year. To be eligible, these women must have competed and earned a varsity letter in an NCAA-sponsored sport and must have completed eligibility in their primary sport. Conferences then select a conference honoree from their list of school nominees. 

Each fall, the NCAA Woman of the Year selection committee then selects the Top 30 – 10 from each division and then three finalists from each division.  The Committee on Women’s Athletics selects the winner from the Top 9.  The Woman of the Year is announced at the annual awards dinner in Indianapolis.  This year’s award dinner is Sunday, October 18 in Indianapolis. 

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2014 NCAA Woman of the Year



2013 Woman of the Year

Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
Texas Tech University



For more information about the nomination and award process, please contact Karen Morrison at

For more information about the awards dinner, please contact Becky Cooper at