Jun 28, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Shannon Scovel of the women's swimming and diving team has been selected as American University's nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year, the NCAA announced on Wednesday.
Scovel, a distance freestyler from Cary, N.C., who graduated this spring, will move on to consideration by the 10-member Patriot League, and potentially national-level selections. The league can choose up to two candidates from the six student-athletes nominated this year.
A team captain for the Eagles in 2016-17, Scovel has also won the AU President's Award and is a Fulbright Scholar, allowing her to work toward her master's degree in Scotland during the upcoming academic year.
Scovel is one of 543 nominees nationally and one of 229 from the Division I level.
Established in 1991 and now in its 27th year, the NCAA Woman of the Year award honors graduating female college athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership throughout their collegiate careers.
The top 30 honorees, 10 from each of the NCAA's three divisions, will be recognized and the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year will be announced at the annual award ceremony Oct. 22 in Indianapolis.