More than 120 NCAA female student-athletes representing multiple sports across NCAA Divisions I, II and III have been selected as 2014 Woman of the Year honorees by their athletics conferences and by independent schools.
Cal State Stanislaus star Karenee Demery, a four-time All-American and 2013 NCAA Division II Women's Soccer Player of the Year, has been named to represent the California Collegiate Athletic Association for this year's honor. Demery is among the 25 Division II honorees.
The conference honorees represent student-athletes from 15 different sports. By division, 52 honorees competed in Division I conferences, 25 competed in Division II, and 49 competed in Division III.
Next, the Woman of the Year selection committee will select the top 10 honorees in each division from this pool to be recognized. These top 30 honorees will be announced in early September. The selection committee will then choose and announce the top nine finalists (three from each division) at the end of September. The NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics will vote from amongst those nine finalists to determine the 2014 Woman of the Year.
The top 30 honorees will be honored, and the 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year winner will be announced, at the annual ceremony in Indianapolis on Sunday, Oct. 19.
In 2012, former Warrior Verena Preikschas represented Cal State Stanislaus as a top 9 finalist for the top honor given to a female student-athlete. Preikschas was an All-American in women's tennis and was an independent nominee since tennis was not a CCAA sport in 2012.
Now in its 24th year, the NCAA Woman of the Year award honors graduating female student-athletes for their achievements in academics, athletics, community service and leadership.
To view the list of conference nominees, click here.