(July 12, 2018) -- Former UTSA scholar-athlete Nikki Long ‘18 has been named a nominee for the 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year award.
Long, who recently finished her senior season on the UTSA Women’s Golf Team, is a four-time Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar, a four-time Conference USA Academic Medal recipient and a four-time C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll member. The San Antonio Johnson High School product was named to the InTouch Credit Union C-USA All-Academic Team three times and she was a two-time second-team all-conference selection.
Additionally, she was the 2017 C-USA Women’s Golf Scholar Athlete of the Year and a 2016 C-USA Spirit of Service Award winner. She earned her bachelor’s degree in economics in May and now is attending the USC Gould School of Law.
Long is one of a record 581 nominees who represent 20 different sports among all three NCAA Divisions, including 251 from Division I.
Now in its 28th year, the NCAA Woman of the Year award honors graduating female student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership. Student-athletes are nominated only once in their career by their school.
Conference offices now will select up to two conference nominees to move forward if at least one of the nominees is a woman of color or international student-athlete. Each conference nominee will be notified by the NCAA, and all conference-round nominees will be announced on ncaa.org in early August.
Conference nominations are forwarded to the NCAA Woman of the Year Selection Committee, which identifies the top 10 honorees in each of the three NCAA divisions. From those 30 candidates, the selection committee then determines the three finalists in each division for a total of nine finalists.
The Committee on Women's Athletics will select the 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year from the nine finalists. The 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year will be announced Oct. 28 at an awards dinner in Indianapolis.
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