Four CACC Student-Athletes Among NCAA Woman of the Year Candidates
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (July 19, 2012) – A
total of four female student-athletes representing Central Atlantic
Collegiate Conference (CACC) member institutions have been
nominated for the 22nd annual NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
In all, 429 female student-athletes from NCAA Division I, II, and III athletic programs were nominated for the award, which honors graduating female student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership.
Nominees from the CACC include Michelle Chadwick (Post University), Latifah Porter (Holy Family University), Lauren Roth (Caldwell College) and Shealyn Sullivan (Georgian Court University).
Chadwick has been a two-sport athlete during her collegiate career as she was a member of Post’s cross country (2009-11) and lacrosse (2010-12) squads. She was named the most valuable player of the cross country team in each of the previous two seasons and ranked 22nd nationally in saves per game as a goalkeeper for the Eagles’ lacrosse squad.
Porter was a member of the Holy Family women’s track program and has garnered a pair of individual conference titles in the 400 meters (2010, 2012). She has been a member of the Dean’s List for six semesters.
Roth was a three-year captain for the Caldwell volleyball team where she played setter and was a three-time All-CACC first team selection. Roth also helped guide the Cougars to three consecutive CACC Tournament titles (2009, 2010, 2011).
Sullivan is a member of the Georgian Court women’s soccer team where she splits her time between midfield and goalkeeper. She was a member of a pair of CACC Conference Championship winning squads (2008, 2010) and was a second team All-CACC selection in 2010 and 2011. She was recognized as the most valuable player of the 2010 CACC Women’s Soccer Tournament.
A selection committee will choose the top 10 candidates from each division, and those 30 candidates will be honored before the list is narrowed down to nine in September (the top three from each division).
The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics will then vote among the finalists to determine the 2012 Woman of the Year, which will be announced on October 14 in Indianapolis.