Courtesy NCAA Communications
INDIANAPOLIS -- Princeton cross country/track athlete Reilly Kiernan and Yale swimmer Susan Kim were among more than 100 NCAA female student-athletes representing multiple sports and all three divisions have been selected as Woman of the Year nominees by their conferences and by independent institutions. The 131 student-athletes were identified from a record number of 452 nominees.
This month a selection committee composed of representatives from NCAA member schools and conferences will select 10 nominees from each division to form the Top 30 nominees. The selection committee will narrow down the Top 30 to three finalists from each division. From the nine remaining finalists, the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics will select the national winner. The recipient will be announced during the 2010 Woman of the Year dinner in Indianapolis on October 17, 2010.
The NCAA Woman of the Year award, now in its 20th year, honors female student- athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate career in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, community service and leadership. The 2009 NCAA Woman of the year was University of Arizona women’s swimming student-athlete Lacey Nymeyer.