Tucson, Ariz. – The University of Arizona Wildcat track and field program has another athlete nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year. Former Wildcat Alyssa Hasslen is the nominee for the 2013-14 academic year.
Stanford University’s Chiney Ogwumike has been selected the Pac-12 Conference Woman of the Year for the 2013-14 academic year, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott announced today. Ogwumike becomes the Conference’s candidate for the NCAA Woman of the Year, presented annually to graduating student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, community service and leadership. Hasslen is the second nomination for the Pac-12.
Hasslen was a four-time indoor and outdoor track & field athlete at Arizona, competing in the shot put and discus, and was a three-time NCAA All-America honoree. She was the 2013 USA Championships bronze medalist in the shot put and competed for Team USA at the 2013 IAAF World Championships. Hasslen also earned U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association (USTFCCCA) Academic All-America honors in 2013 and 2014. She graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree, double majoring in retailing and consumer sciences and family studies and human development.
Ogwumike is the ninth student-athlete to be named Pac-12 Woman of the Year. Previous winners were: Brigetta Barrett, ARIZ (2013); Hilary Bach, ASU (2012); Annie Chandler, ARIZ (2011); Justine Schluntz, ARIZ (2010); Lacey Nymeyer, ARIZ (2009); Arianna Lambie, STAN (2008); Whitney Myers, ARIZ (2007); Kate Richardson, UCLA (2006). Barrett is the fifth Wildcat to earn the honor. Four from the Conference have won the prestigious NCAA Woman of the Year honor.
The top 30 honorees, 10 from each NCAA division, will be announced in early September. The NCAA Woman of the Year is announced in October.
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