INDIANAPOLIS - Former Indiana
State women's soccer student-athlete Morgan Wendlandt has been selected to
represent the Missouri Valley Conference for the NCAA's Women of the Year
Award. The annual award in its 22nd year honors graduating female
student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout the collegiate
careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and
Wendlandt graduated with honors this past spring, earning a degree in Business Marketing while also delivering the student address to her fellow graduates at Indiana State's commencement ceremony. She was the first Sycamore soccer player to earn All-Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete First Team honors for three straight years and made Dean's List, Athletic Director's Honor Roll and MVC Academic Honor Roll each semester at Indiana State. The past two years, Wendlandt earned the MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award, which requires a minimum grade point average of 3.5 for the previous two semesters and a minimum 3.2 cumulative grade point average.
Nearly 130 NCAA female student-athletes representing multiple sports across NCAA Divisions I, II and III have been selected as 2012 Woman of the Year honorees by their athletics conferences and by independent schools.
Next, the Woman of the Year selection committee will choose the top 10 honorees in each division. Then, in September, the committee will determine the top nine finalists. Finally, the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics will vote from among the finalists to determine the 2012 Woman of the Year.
On Oct. 14 in Indianapolis, the NCAA will announce the 2012 Woman of the Year and will honor the top 30 nominees.