Brieanne Brown chosen as NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee

Monday, July 23, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana - The National Collegiate Athletic Association announced the 2018 nominees for the NCAA Woman of the Year earlier this month. The University of Texas at Tyler is represented by Brieanne Brown, a member of the Patriot Volleyball team. 

The NCAA Woman of the Year program honors the academic achievements, athletics excellence, community service and leadership of graduating female college athletes from all three divisions. To be eligible, a nominee must have competed and earned a varsity letter in an NCAA-sponsored sport, must have completed eligibility in her primary sport, and must have earned her undergraduate degree by Summer 2018.

Eligible female student-athletes are nominated by their member school. Each conference office then reviews the nominations from its core member schools (and sponsored sports) and submits its conference nominee(s) to the NCAA. Then, the NCAA Woman of the Year selection committee identifies the Top 30, 10 from each division – and from there selects three finalists from each division. The Committee on Women’s Athletics then selects the winner from the nine finalists.

All 30 Woman of the Year honorees will be recognized, and the 2018 Woman of the Year announced, at an awards dinner at the Westin Indianapolis on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.

Head Coach Lyndsay Mashe commented on Brown's nomination, "We are so proud of Brieanne and all her accomplishments over the last 4 years at UT Tyler.  Not only was she a great player for the program, she was a great student and very involved on campus and in the community."