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NCAA announces Top 30 Woman of the Year honorees

Sept. 2, 2014 -- The NCAA Woman of the Year selection committee has named the top 30 honorees from 446 school nominees for the 2014 Woman of the Year award. Danielle Williams '14 of Johnson C. Smith University is among the honorees. She has been named National Track Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association and won dual individual titles at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Ten women from each of the three divisions make up the top 30, spanning various NCAA sports.

The top 30 honorees reflect the pillars of the Woman of the Year award: outstanding achievements in academics, athletics, community service and leadership.

“These women are perfect examples of NCAA student-athletes succeeding on the field, in the classroom and in life,” said Gloria Nevarez, NCAA Woman of the Year selection committee chair and senior associate commissioner for the Pac-12 Conference. “We are impressed by their outstanding achievements, and no matter the paths they take after college, we are confident that they will continue to lead their peers for many years to come.”

In late September, three finalists from each division will be selected to form the nine finalists for the award. The 2014 Woman of the Year will be announced at an annual ceremony in Indianapolis Oct. 19.

About Johnson C. Smith University

Founded in 1867, Johnson C. Smith University is an independent, close-knit urban university located in Charlotte, N.C. It has a growing national reputation for integrating the liberal arts with business, the sciences and technology in ways that empower tomorrow’s diverse entrepreneurial citizens and leaders. Offering 22 fields of study to more than 1,300 students from a variety of ethnic, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds, the university’s excellent academic programs focus on servant leadership, civic engagement and global responsibility. For more information about JCSU, visit www.jcsu.edu or follow the university on social media sites Facebook , TwitterYouTubeLinkedIn and Pinterest.

 

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