American University women's basketball student-athlete Alexis Dobbs has been nominated by the Patriot League for the 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
Dobbs graduated in May as one of the most decorated student-athletes in program history. She received the American University President’s Award, the university’s highest honor for undergraduate students, and was selected as a recipient of the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Dobbs majored in public health with a minor in biology, graduating with a 3.79 cumulative GPA, and was named the Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the third time in March, becoming only the second women's basketball student-athlete in Patriot League history to do so. Dobbs was a three-time Academic All-Patriot League Team selection, two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team honoree, 2013 Senior CLASS Award nominee and Division I-AAA ADA Scholar-Athlete Team selection. After graduation, she will enter a joint program through Cleveland State University and Cuyahoga Community College to earn her M.S. in physician assistant studies.
Dobbs was also a standout on the court for the Eagles. A three-time team captain, Dobbs capped off her senior season with eight career top 10 rankings, setting new program records in three-point field goals made (222) and games started (117) while also making the top 10 in scoring (7th – 1,288), assists (2nd – 420), steals (9th – 211), three-point field goal percentage (4th - .372), free throw percentage (7th - .792) and games played (3rd - 122). She earned four All-Patriot League honors in her career, including First Team honors this year after leading the team with a career-best 13.4 points per game and 4.3 assists per game while finishing third with a career-high 4.8 rebounds per game.
The NCAA Woman of the Year selection committee will choose the top 10 honorees in each division and narrow the candidates down to the top three in each division, announcing the nine finalists in September. The NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics will then vote to determine the Woman of the Year, who will be announced at the annual ceremony in Indianapolis on October 19.