INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Lesley University women's soccer graduate Hannah Landerholm (Edmonds, Wash.) has been nominated by the New England Collegiate Conference for the 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. The award honors graduating female student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in academics, athletics, service and leadership.
Landerholm has received quite the list of honors this year as she was voted NECC Female Student-Athlete of the Year, NECC Women's Soccer Player of the Year, NSCAA First Team All-New England, NSCAA All-East Scholar Second Team, ECAC All-New England First Team, and NEWISA All-New England First Team. This marks the second straight season that the conference nomination has come from Lesley University, as Leah Miller '14 was nominated last year.
A record 147 NCAA female-student-athletes have been named 2015 Woman of the Year honorees by conferences and independent schools.
These honorees, selected from the record 480 school nominees, represent college athletes from 18 different sports spanning all three NCAA divisions. Of those recognized, 57 honorees competed in Division I, 39 competed in Division II and 51 competed in Division III.
The Woman of the Year selection committee will next select the top 10 honorees in each division. These top 30 honorees will be announced in early September. The selection committee will then choose and announce the top nine finalists (three from each division) at the end of September. The NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics will vote from amongst those nine finalists to determine the 2015 Woman of the Year.
The top 30 honorees will be honored and the 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year will be named at the annual ceremony in Indianapolis on Oct. 18.