INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Former IPFW basketball player Amanda Hyde has been selected as the Summit League representative for the 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year award. Fans are encouraged to join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #NCAAWOTY.
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.
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.
In her final season as a Mastodon, Hyde earned numerous academic and athletic honors on the national level. The mathematics graduate repeated as the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was named to the Capital One Academic All-America ® Division I Women’s Basketball First Team. The two-time Summit League Player of the Year also earned Academic All-League honors along with being named a Summit League Distinguished Scholar, and was named to the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence.
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.
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.