Concordia University, St. Paul's Ellie Duffy (Fridley, Minn.), a former volleyball champion for the Golden Bears, is one of 90 Division II nominees out of a pool of 455 female student-athletes for the 2013 NCAA Woman of the Year award. Of those, 214 participated in Division I and 151 in Division III.
ABOUT THE NCAA WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD
The Woman of the Year award honors graduating female student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership.
Of the pool of 455 nominations, each conference then selects one or two women to represent the league. Those names are then sent to the Woman of the Year selection committee, which chooses the top-10 honorees in each division.
From among those 30 candidates, the selection committee determines the top three in each division and announces the top nine finalists in September. The NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics will then vote from among the finalists to determine the 2013 NCAA Woman of the Year.
The top-30 honorees will be honored, and the 2013 NCAA Woman of the Year winner will be announced, at the annual ceremony in Indianapolis on Oct. 20
Learn more about Ellie Duffy at cugoldenbears.com.