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Publish date: Aug 23, 2011

NCAA announces Top 30 for Woman of the Year

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Thirty women, 10 from each NCAA membership division, have been selected as the top 30 honorees for the Woman of the Year award. 

2011 NCAA Woman of the Year

The top 30 honorees were nominated by conference and independent members and represent multiple sports. Three finalists will be chosen from each division to form the nine finalists for the Woman of the Year award.

Now in its 21st year, the Woman of the Year Award honors female student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in academic achievement, athletics excellence, community service and leadership.   

To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must have completed intercollegiate eligibility in her primary sport by the end of the 2011 spring season, graduated no later than the end of the summer 2011 term and achieved a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.5. Last year’s winner, Justine Schluntz, was an NCAA swimming champion and 2010 Rhodes Scholar from the University of Arizona.

Sharon Beverly, NCAA Woman of the Year selection chair and director of athletics and physical education at Vassar College, described the award as one of the most prestigious honors presented to a female student-athlete each year.  

“This award catapults the recipient into the next phase of her life and paves the way for a successful future in any chosen profession,” Beverly said. “When you consider the academic and athletic accomplishments of each of the candidates for this award and the ways they have given back to society, the Woman of the Year honorees are the top echelon of NCAA role models.”  

The top 30 honorees were nominated by conference and independent members and represent multiple sports. Three finalists will be chosen from each division to form the nine finalists for the Woman of the Year award.

The national winner will be chosen by the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics and will be announced in an Oct. 16 ceremony in Indianapolis.

The top 30 honorees are:

2011 NCAA WOTY TOP 30

Name Division Conference Institution Sport(s)
 
Barito, Laura III Empire 8 Stevens Institute of Technology Cross Country, Swimming, Outdoor Track
Blair, Danielle I Conference USA University of Alabama at Birmingham Soccer
Calnan, Michaela III New England Small College Athletic Conference Bowdoin College Field Hockey, Ice hockey
Carlson, Whitney I The Summit League North Dakota State University Indoor and Outdoor Track
Carr, Catherine II Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Holy Family University Basketball
Chandler, Annie I Pacific-10 Conference University of Arizona Swimming
Da Silva, Diane III North Eastern Athletic Conference College of Saint Elizabeth Basketball, Soccer and Lacrosse
Egenolf, Audra I Conference USA Southern Methodist University Swimming
Emerick, Hayley III Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Trinity University (Texas) Diving
Evans, Molly III University Athletic Association Carnegie Mellon University Swimming
Frahm, Kristina I Mid-Eastern Athletic Conf. University of Maryland, Eastern Shore Bowling
Gagne, Shannon II Northeast-10 Conference University of New Haven Indoor and Outdoor Track
Gale, Stormi II South Atlantic Conference Wingate University Volleyball
Hammond, Courtney I The Ivy League Dartmouth College Skiing
Hansen, Victoria II West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference West Liberty University Basketball
Horn, Nicole II Independent Henderson State University Swimming
Johnson, Grace I Southeastern Conference University of Georgia Gymnastics
Kelly, Colleen III New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference Babson College Field Hockey
Li, Hewenfei Elwen II Pacific West Conference Brigham Young University, Hawaii Tennis
McCord, Marcia III Empire 8 Ithaca College Indoor and Outdoor Track
Moore, Maya I Big East Conference University of Connecticut Basketball
Müller-Wehlau, Alida II Peach Belt Conference Armstrong Atlantic State University Tennis
Murphy, Samantha II Pacific West Conference Grand Canyon University Basketball
Navarre, Katalin III North Coast Athletic Conference Denison University Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track
Peloquin, Maria III Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire Cross Country and Indoor Track
Phillips, Kelly I Atlantic Coast Conference Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University Indoor and Outdoor Track
Pocza, Barbara II Sunshine State Conference Barry University Tennis
Stephens, Sarah III Capital Athletic Conference Inc. Frostburg State University Tennis and Volleyball
Tomlin, Renee I Big East Conference Georgetown University Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track
Ward, Kelsey II Great Lakes Valley Conference Drury University Swimming