June 19, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—Former Virginia swimmer Rachel Naurath (Class of 2014) has been selected as the University of Virginia’s nominee for the 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year award.
A native of Manakin-Sabot, Va., Naurath was a nine-time All-American for the Cavaliers and a four-time ACC Champion. Naurath was part of the 800 freestyle relay that placed fifth and anchored the 200 free relay that broke the school record (1:28.97) and finished 16th at the 2014 NCAA Championships. She finished her UVa career ranking in the school’s all-time top-10 in five different individual events, including second in the 500 free and third in the 200 free and 200 butterfly.
A two-time Cavalier captain, Naurath was a Class of 2014 Trustee and a three-year student-athlete mentor. She helped co-found the UVa chapter of Athlete Ally, a non-profit organization to end homophobia and transphobia in sports.
The Woman of the Year award honors graduating female student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in academics, athletics, service and leadership.
NCAA colleges and universities nominated 446 female student-athletes for the 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year award. Of the nominees, 205 competed in Division I, 75 competed in Division II, and -166 competed in Division III athletics.
Each conference then selects up to two women from the nominees to represent the conference. The Woman of the Year selection committee selects the top 30 honorees – 10 from each division – from the conference nominees. From among those 30 candidates, the selection committee determines the top three in each division and announces the top nine finalists in September. The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics will then vote from among the finalists to determine the 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year.
The top 30 honorees will be honored, and the 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year winner will be announced, at the annual ceremony in Indianapolis on Sunday, Oct. 19.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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