The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State athletics communications.
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State women’s basketball’s Hallie Christofferson was recently nominated for the 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year.
Christofferson is one of 446 female student-athletes nominated for the award across all NCAA sports and divisions, and is one of 71 women’s basketball players.
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.
Christofferson recently wrapped up her final season with the Cyclones, finishing sixth all-time in scoring (1,709) and eighth all-time in rebounds (762). The forward from Hamlin, Iowa, led the team in scoring for the second-consecutive year with 18.4 points per game. She also averaged 7.2 rebounds while shooting 46.1 percent from the field en route to her second-consecutive All-American campaign.
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.