The ACC has sixteen athletes from twelve conference schools that have been nominated for this year’s NCAA Woman of the Year award. This year finds a record 585 individuals named by their schools. The nominees come from across all three NCAA Divisions. The award recognizes graduating athletes who have distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership.
This year’s list includes representatives of ten sports in the ACC. Overall, nominees competed in twenty three different sports. The predominant category from the conference this year is track and field. That includes cross country, indoor and outdoor competition.
In addition to the track and field the following fields are represented –
Swimming and Diving
*A number of ACC schools compete in the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL).
The award, established in 1991 often finds more than one nominee from a school. That is no exception this year within the ACC. Four schools, Pitt, Syracuse, Miami and NC State each nominated two student-athletes for the award.
Not every school in the conference, or for that matter across the NCAA nominate an athlete ever year. That’s the case again this year.
Division I provides the greatest number of nominees with 262. That’s followed by Division III with 192 and Division II with 131. A total of 144 individuals are multi sport athletes.