St. Paul, Minn. -- University of St. Thomas senior softball student-athlete Alison Wright and Gustavus Adolphus College senior hockey student-athlete Melissa Mackley have been named as the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's (MIAC) nominees for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
The NCAA Woman of the Year Award honors senior student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service, and leadership.
In order to be eligible for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award, nominees must have:
- Nominee must have completed intercollegiate eligibility in her primary sport by the end of the 2009-2010 competitive season and received her undergraduate degree prior to the conclusion of the summer 2010 term.
- A minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.500 (4.000 scale).
In August, the top 10 honorees per division will be announced for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. In September, the field of 30 semifinalists will be narrowed to three per division. The top 10 honorees and the nine finalists from Divisions I, II, and III will be honored and the 2010 NCAA Woman of the Year winner announced at a dinner in Indianapolis on October 17, 2010.