Woman of the Year

2016 NCAA Woman of the Year nominees named

NCAA member schools have nominated 517 student-athletes for the 2016 Woman of the Year award.

Kristin Day named 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year

Kristin Day, a former swimming and diving college athlete at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, is the 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year. Now in its 25th year, the Woman of the Year Award recognizes female student-athletes for outstanding academic achievement, athletics excellence, community service and leadership.

It's About Time

This fall, the 25th NCAA Woman of the Year will be named. The program launched in 1991, coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the advent of NCAA women’s championships.

NCAA Woman of the Year: Celebrating 25 Years

The NCAA Woman of the Year program honors the academic achievements, athletics excellence, community service and leadership of graduating female college athletes from all three divisions.

NCAA names nine finalists for 2015 Woman of the Year

The NCAA has selected nine former student-athletes as finalists for the 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year award, which will be announced Oct. 18 during a ceremony in Indianapolis.

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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