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Dartmouth's Hammond Recognized at the 2011 NCAA Woman of the Year Ceremony

Dartmouth's Courtney Hammond

Courtesy of NCAA.org and Dartmouth Athletics Communications

INDIANAPOLIS -- Dartmouth skier Courtney Hammond, a member of the Class of 2011, was among the top 30 honorees and the nine finalists from Divisions I, II and III honored at the 2010 NCAA Woman of the Year annual ceremony in Indianapolis on Oct. 16.

Hammond, a native of Mercer Island, Wash., culminated her alpine career by earning All-America status for the fifth time as she placed 10th in the giant slalom for a spot on the second team. Ranked third in the East on the slopes, the senior had seven top-10 finishes at the various carnivals this past winter, including a victory in the giant slalom on her home course.

A psychology major with a 3.87 GPA, Hammond was an All-American in each of her four years on the team, garnering the honor twice as a sophomore in both the slalom and the giant slalom. She was also a Capital One Academic All-District I University Division second-team selection for the women’s at-large category.

Now in its 21st year, the NCAA 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.

The top 30 honorees, 10 from each NCAA membership division, were nominated by conference and independent members and represent multiple sports.