UT swimmer Lindsay nominated for NCAA Woman of the YearWritten by Zach Davis | | email@example.com
Former UT swimmer Laura Lindsay was nominated this year to represent the school into contention for the NCAA Woman of the Year award.
Lindsay finished her Rocket career this season leaving the school as a two-time All-American and First-Team All-MAC honoree. She helped lead Toledo to its second MAC Championship in three years in 2012 and broke records in the process, including the league mark for the 200-meter breaststroke at the MAC Championships. She took ninth place overall at the NCAA Championships earning an “A” cut for the first time in school history.
The NCAA Woman of the Year award is given to student-athletes not only for their athletic achievements but also their success in academics, community service and leadership. A record 471 nominees were submitted last year. This season’s totals have not yet been announced.
Also in the running from the MAC include Valerie Fraizer (Akron, track and field), Paulina Lee (Central Michigan, field hockey), Tavelyn James (Eastern Michigan, basketball), Carla Johl (Kent State, field hockey), Kristin Hoffman (Northern Illinois, volleyball), Brittany Tyree (Ohio, track and field), Jillian Van Wagnen (Ohio, softball) and Leah Grawburg (Western Michigan, golf).