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. Learn more»
Laura Barito, a 22-time All-American in swimming and track, two-time NCAA national champion and mechanical engineering graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology, is the 2011 NCAA Woman of the Year. Read more »
The NCAA Woman of the Year was first awarded in 1991. Read more »
A total of 429 female student-athletes, spanning NCAA Divisions I, II and III, were nominated for the 22nd annual NCAA Woman of the Year award.
The award honors graduating female student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout the collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership.
Each year, every NCAA member college and university is encouraged to honor its top graduating female student-athlete by submitting her name for consideration.
Conferences then select one or two women from the nominees to represent their conference. Those names are then sent to the Woman of the Year selection committee, which chooses the top 10 honorees in each division.
From among those 30 candidates, the selection committee determines the top three in each division and announces the top nine finalists in September. Finally, members of the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics will vote from among the finalists to determine the 2012 NCAA Woman of the Year.
The top 30 honorees will be honored, and the 2012 NCAA Woman of the Year winner will be announced, at the annual ceremony in Indianapolis on Oct. 14.
To view the list of college and university nominees, click here.