INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Katelyn Edwards (‘16) has been nominated by the Mountain East Conference for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award, as announced Wednesday by NCAA headquarters.
Edwards graduated this past spring with a 3.92 cumulative grade-point average and played four years on the UU softball team.
The Ashland, Ohio native left her mark on the program by finishing her outstanding playing career with the highest fielding percentage (.988) in team history.
Edwards also ended up in second place for most games played (166), third in games started (160), second in at-bats (499), sixth in hits (149), sixth in doubles (24) and sixth in RBIs (70).
NCAA conferences and independent schools have nominated 142 female student-athletes for the 2016 Woman of the Year Award.
These women, selected from a record 517 school nominees, represent college athletes from 17 different sports spanning all three NCAA divisions. Of those recognized, 54 nominees competed in Division I, 37 in Division II and 51 in Division III.
In early September, the Woman of the Year selection committee will name the Top 30 honorees, representing the top 10 women in each division. The selection committee will then choose and announce the nine finalists, with three from each division, at the end of September. Then, from the pool of nine finalists, the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics will determine the 2016 Woman of the Year.
The Top 30 honorees will be celebrated and the 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year will be named at the annual banquet Oct. 16 in Indianapolis.
The NCAA Woman of the Year program has recognized graduating female student-athletes for excellence in academics, athletics, community service and leadership since its inception in 1991.