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NCAA announces Top 30 Woman of the Year honorees

The NCAA Woman of the Year selection committee has named the top 30 honorees from 446 school nominees for the 2014 Woman of the Year award.

Ten women from each of the three divisions make up the top 30, spanning various NCAA sports.

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

“These women are perfect examples of NCAA student-athletes succeeding on the field, in the classroom and in life,” said Gloria Nevarez, NCAA Woman of the Year selection committee chair and senior associate commissioner for the Pac-12 Conference. “We are impressed by their outstanding achievements, and no matter the paths they take after college, we are confident that they will continue to lead their peers for many years to come.”

In late September, three finalists from each division will be selected to form the nine finalists for the award.  The 2014 Woman of the Year will be announced at an annual ceremony in Indianapolis Oct. 19.

The top 30 honorees are:

Name Div Conference School Sport(s)
Baltes, Alexa III College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin Illinois Wesleyan University Basketball
Bast, Marisa I Big Ten Conference Northwestern University Softball
Battista, Lauren II Northeast-10 Conference Bentley University Basketball
Benson, Courtney III Independent Hamline University Gymnastics
Bouchard, Colleen III Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference College of Saint Benedict Basketball, Soccer
Bradshaw, Deanne II Great Midwest Athletic Conference Cedarville University Soccer
Buja, Megan I Mid-Eastern Athletic Conf. University of Maryland Eastern Shore Bowling
Chambers, Ellen II Sunshine State Conference Lynn University Golf
Comolli, Kelly I Big East Conference Georgetown University Basketball, Tennis
D'Agostino, Abbey I The Ivy League Dartmouth College Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
Dorismond, Christina I Southern Conference Furman University Volleyball
Epps, Christina I Mid-Eastern Athletic Conf. Coppin State University Volleyball, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
Gooch, Paige III North Coast Athletic Conference DePauw University Golf
Hasslen, Alyssa I Pac-12 Conference University of Arizona Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
Light, Megan III University Athletic Association Emory University Softball
Maehama, Akemi II Sunshine State Conference Barry University Tennis
Moran, Agostina II Great American Conference East Central University Tennis
Murray, Rachel II Heartland Conference St. Edward's University Soccer
Nichols, Elizabeth II Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Philadelphia University Soccer, Lacrosse
Ogwumike, Chiney I Pac-12 Conference Stanford University Basketball
Oswald, Chelsea I Southeastern Conference University of Kentucky Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
Pantlin, Lara III USA South Athletic Conference Meredith College Cross Country
Robenalt, Lauren III American Southwest Conference The University of Texas at Tyler Softball
Sadowski, Rachel III Old Dominion Athletic Conf. Lynchburg College Soccer
Sileo, Jackie II East Coast Conference Long Island University/LIU Post Lacrosse
Stoltz, Krista III Upper Midwest Athletic Conference University of Northwestern-St. Paul Volleyball
Tucker, Elizabeth I Atlantic Coast Conference University of Notre Dame Soccer
Vrazel, Bailey II Lone Star Conference Texas Woman's University Softball
Williams, Danielle II Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Johnson C. Smith University Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
Zitoli, Olivia III Liberty League William Smith College Soccer