The NCAA Woman of the Year award honors female student-athletes who have completed their eligibility, demonstrated academic and athletics excellence and engaged in community service and leadership opportunities. Read more »
Justine Schluntz, a former swimming student-athlete at the University of Arizona, past-NCAA champion and 2010 Rhodes Scholar, is the 2010 NCAA Woman of the Year. Read more »
The NCAA Woman of the Year was first awarded in 1991. Read more »
A record 471 college and university nominees were received for the 21st annual NCAA Woman of the Year award that will be presented in October.
The award honors senior female student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership.
Every NCAA member institution is encouraged to honor its top graduating female student-athlete by submitting their name for consideration. Nominations are received from all three divisions.
Conferences assess each nominee’s eligibility and select one woman to represent their conference. Those names are then sent to the Woman of the Year selection committee, which is tasked with choosing the top 10 honorees in each division.
From among those 30 candidates, the selection committee will determine the top three in each division. Finally, members of the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics will vote from among the top nine finalists to determine the 2011 NCAA Woman of the Year.
To be eligible for the award, a female 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 10 honorees per division will be announced in August, followed by the top three honorees by division in September. The top 30 honorees and the nine finalists from Divisions I, II and III will be honored and the 2010 NCAA Woman of the Year winner will be announced at the annual ceremony in Indianapolis on Oct. 16.
To view the list of college and university nominees, click here.