Woman of the Year

Woman of the Year finalist: Alexa Baltes

Illinois Wesleyan’s Alexa Baltes has taken a mission trip to Nicaragua and maintains a pen pal relationship with a young girl there. Those experiences have compelled her to use a law degree to serve.

Woman of the Year finalist: Marisa Bast

Northwestern softball’s Marisa Bast was bullied in her youth. She fought back by establishing a successful anti-bullying program during her time in college.

Woman of the Year finalist: Krista Stoltz Bellefeuille

Krista Stoltz Bellefeuille carried a massive noncancerous tumor with her through her junior volleyball season.

Woman of the Year finalist: Ellen Chambers

Ellen Chambers played golf at Lynn University, capturing a pair of national championships. Now, she is in Washington D.C., pursuing a career in public policy.

Woman of the Year finalist: Alyssa Hasslen

Arizona graduate Alyssa Hasslen is balancing Olympic aspirations with dreams of a career working at Nike.

2015 Today's Top 10 winner and Woman of the Year finalist: Megan Light

Megan Light, an Emory softball player, plans to pursue a career in global health, traveling the world and educating impoverished communities about proper nutrition and other health habits.

Woman of the Year finalist: Jaclyn Sileo

Jaclyn Sileo had a record-setting Division II lacrosse career. Now, she wants to teach the sport she loves and work as a school counselor.

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.

Woman of the Year finalist: Bailey Vrazel

Bailey Vrazel dedicated herself to softball, service and academics during her time at Texas Woman’s University.

Celebrating the 2014 Woman of the Year Top 30 Honorees

The NCAA Woman of the Year top 30 honorees reflect the pillars of the award: outstanding achievements in academics, athletics, community service and leadership. Congratulate your top 30 honoree by clicking her hashtag and joining in the social conversation! The top 9 Woman of the Year Finalists will be announced on Sept. 25, 2014. 

 

Alexa Baltes
Illinois Wesleyan University
Division III
Basketball
Major: Political Science, English Literature
GPA: 3.90
Marisa Bast
Northwestern University
Division I
Softball
Major: Learning and Organizational Change
GPA: 3.68
Lauren Battista
Bentley University
Division II
Basketball
Major: Marketing, Liberal Studies
GPA: 3.95
Courtney Benson
Hamline University
Division III
Gymnastics
Major: Finance, Economics
GPA: 3.96
Colleen Bouchard
College of Saint Benedict
Division III
Basketball, Soccer
Major: Biology
GPA: 3.77
Deanne Bradshaw
Cedarville University
Division II
Soccer
Major: Organizational Communication
GPA: 3.94
Megan Buja
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Division I
Bowling
Major: Human Ecology, Dietetics
GPA: 4.00
Ellen Chambers
Lynn University
Division II
Golf
Major: International Relations
GPA: 4.00
Kelly Comolli
Georgetown University
Division I
Basketball, Tennis
Major: Psychology
GPA: 3.73
Abbey D'Agostino
Dartmouth College
Division I
Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
Major: Psychology
GPA: 3.72
Christina Dorismond
Furman University
Division I
Volleyball
Major: Chemistry
GPA: 3.98
Christina Epps
Coppin State University
Division I
Volleyball, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
Major: Psychology
GPA: 3.64
Paige Gooch
DePauw University
Division III
Golf
Major: Economics
GPA: 3.68
Alyssa Hasslen
University of Arizona
Division I
Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
Major: Retailing and Consumer Sciences, Family Studies and Human Development
GPA: 3.81
Megan Light
Emory University
Division III
Softball
Major: Anthropology, Human Biology
GPA: 3.96
Akemi Maehama
Barry University
Division II
Tennis
Major: Physical Education
GPA: 3.91
Agostina Moran
East Central University
Division II
Tennis
Major: Kinesiology
GPA: 3.82
Rachel Murray
St. Edward's University
Division II
Soccer
Major: Biology
GPA: 4.00
Elizabeth Nichols
Philadelphia University
Division II
Lacrosse
Major: Pre-Medical Studies
GPA: 3.91
Chiney Ogwumike
Stanford University
Division I
Basketball
Major: International Relations
GPA: 3.47
Chelsea Oswald
University of Kentucky
Division I
Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
Major: Biology, Psychology
GPA: 4.00
Lara Pantlin
Meredith College
Division III
Cross Country
Major: Psychology, Economics
GPA: 3.82
Lauren Robenalt
The University of Texas at Tyler
Division III
Softball
Major: Psychology
GPA: 3.86
Rachel Sadowski
Lynchburg College
Division III
Soccer
Major: Environmental Science
GPA: 3.97
Jackie Sileo
Long Island University/LIU
Division II
Lacrosse
Major: Psychology
GPA: 3.68
Krista Stoltz
University of Northwestern-St. Paul
Division III
Volleyball
Major: Elementary Education
GPA: 3.96
Elizabeth Tucker
University of Notre Dame
Division I
Soccer
Major: Accountancy
GPA: 4.00
Bailey Vrazel
Texas Woman's University
Division II
Softball
Major: Kinesiology Pre-Physical Therapy
GPA: 4.00
Danielle Williams
Johnson C. Smith University
Division II
Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
Major: Business Administration
GPA: 3.88
Olivia Zitoli
William Smith College
Division III
Soccer
Major: History
GPA: 3.55

 

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