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September 2, 2014

Dartmouth's D'Agostino Among 30 Finalists for NCAA Woman of the Year

NCAA Woman of the Year Top 30 Release

Portions courtesy of the NCAA

HANOVER, N.H. -- Abbey D'Agostino graduated from Dartmouth in June, but that does not mean the honors have stopped coming her way.

One of the best track and field athletes in Ivy League history, D'Agostino is among the top 30 honorees for the NCAA Woman of the Year award, down from 446 school nominees.

D'Agostino's Dartmouth career saw her win seven national championships and 16 Ivy League individual titles, as well as helping lead the Big Green to the 2013 Ivy League Cross Country Championship. Her seven national championships are the most ever by any one person — male or female — at any Ancient Eight institution ever and she ranks second all-time among all NCAA individuals in any sport. She is a 13-time All-American and a 15-time regional or national award winner from the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) in her four seasons wearing green.

Ten women from each of the three divisions make up the top 30, spanning various NCAA sports.
The top 30 honorees reflect the pillars of the Woman of the Year award: outstanding achievements in academics, athletics, community service and leadership.

"These women are perfect examples of NCAA student-athletes succeeding on the field, in the classroom and in life," said Gloria Nevarez, NCAA Woman of the Year selection committee chair and senior associate commissioner for the Pac-12 Conference. "We are impressed by their outstanding achievements, and no matter the paths they take after college, we are confident that they will continue to lead their peers for many years to come."

In late September, three finalists from each division will be selected to form the nine finalists for the award. The 2014 Woman of the Year will be announced at an annual ceremony in Indianapolis Oct. 19.