Monday, July 2, 2007

NCAA Woman of the Year

The NCAA announced the conference and independent nominees for the 2007 NCAA Woman of the Year Award today.

We were very proud to nominate Wooster's Katie Wieferich to represent the NCAC. Katie finished her career at Wooster this past spring as a five-time All-American and a five-time NCAC Runner of the Year (2007 outdoor track, 2006 cross country, 2006 outdoor track, 2006 indoor track, 2005 cross country). She leaves with the conference record in the indoor 5000 and outdoor 5000 and 10,000.

She graduated magna cum laude and made Dean’s List six semesters, while majoring in chemistry and serving as a tutor in that department. She also received the school’s Sisodia-Williams Prize in biochemistry, and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa national honor society.

The Top 10 winners per division will be announced next month and then narrowed to the top 3 per division in September. The Woman of the Year Award will be announced in October.

To be eligible for this honor, female student-athletes must have earned a varsity letter in an NCAA-sponsored sport and competed during the 2006-07 academic year. As well, each individual must have completed intercollegiate eligibility in her primary sport must have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.5.

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