Ten CIAA Nominees Named for 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year

Indianapolis, IN (June 27, 2017) - A record 543 female college athletes have been nominated by NCAA member schools for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year award. Ten (10) Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association (CIAA) student-athletes have been highlighted on the nomination ballot.

Complete List of NCAA Woman of the Year Nominees

Established in 1991 and now in its 27th year, the NCAA Woman of the Year award honors graduating female college athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership throughout their collegiate careers.

The school nominees represent all three NCAA divisions, with 229 from Division I, 117 from Division II and 197 from Division III. The nominees competed in 21 different women's sports, and 122 were multisport athletes during their time in college.

The NCAA encourages member schools to honor their top graduating female student-athletes each year by submitting their names for consideration for the Woman of the Year award.

Next, conferences will select up to two conference nominees each from the pool of school nominees. The Woman of the Year selection committee, made up of representatives from the NCAA membership, will then choose the top 30 honorees — 10 from each division.

From the top 30, the selection committee determines the top three honorees from each division and announces the nine finalists in September. The NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics then chooses the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year from those nine.

The top 30 honorees will be recognized and the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year will be announced at the annual award ceremony Oct. 22 in Indianapolis.

CIAA Woman of the Year Nominees

Student-Athlete

Team

Sport

Tearra Arrington

Shaw University

Cross Country, Outdoor Track & Field

Tiffany Brooks

Shaw University

Softball, Volleyball

Christeline Cadeau

Virginia State University

Cross Country, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field

Suraya Chase

Chowan University

Volleyball

Morgan Hasty

Johnson C. Smith University

Softball, Volleyball

Joy Hickman

Virginia State University

Basketball

Domenique Julius-Williams

Johnson C. Smith University

Cross Country, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field

Taylor White

Virginia Union University

Basketball, Volleyball

Kiana Johnson

Virginia Union University

Basketball

Jocelyn Mills

Winston-Salem State University

Volleyball