Thursday, July 28, 2022

59 Nominated for Woman of the Year


written by STEVE ULRICH
your must-read briefing on what's driving the day in NCAA Division III


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1. 59 Nominated for Woman of the Year

2022 WOTY Conference Nominees

Division III Conference offices have nominated 59 women for the 2022 NCAA Woman of the Year.

The nominees participated in 13 different sports. Each conference is represented by at least one nominee and two if one is a woman of color or an international student.

The Woman of the Year Selection Committee will choose 10 nominees from each of the three divisions to whittle the field to 30. The NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics will select the nine finalists with the Woman of the Year announcement coming in January.

>> List of Nominees



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2.  Seeland Named DIII Academic All-American of the Year

Seeland CoSIDA Academic Team Member of the Year

Messiah senior Esther Seeland was named the CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year in Division III.

Seeland put together a 3.99 GPA majoring in biomedical engineering and mastering track and field and soccer. She was a defender on the 2019 NCAA Division III national championship women’s soccer team and was a five-time Division III national champion (4 in 800m, 1 in 1500m). Her six total national championships make her the most decorated individual student-athlete in Messiah Athletics history, despite missing parts of two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An eight-time All-American overall, she is the Division III record holder in the 800 meters (2:05.39) and 600 meters (1:30.01).

Seeland excelled in all aspects of her college career. Her academic honors include 12 MAC Honor Roll accolades, five Academic All-MAC honors, the 2019 Division III women's soccer Elite 90 award, and five CoSIDA Academic All-American awards (three track and two soccer). She was a two-time MAC Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year, winning both the Indoor and Outdoor Women's Track and Field honors this past year.

>> Quotable: “It's a privilege to receive this award, but it wouldn't have been possible without the incredible support system I've had around me," she said. "Whether it be in the classroom, on the track, or on the soccer field, I've had a network of people encouraging me to continue pursuing excellence and using the gifts I've been given to the best of my abilities."

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3.  Women's Cross Country History

DIII Women's College Cross Country - Home |

Most Team Championships
Cortland 7, Johns Hopkins 7, Middlebury 6, St. Thomas MN 4, UW-Oshkosh 4, Williams 3, Calvin 2, Washington MO 2, Amherst 1, Central 1, Franklin & Marshall 1, Geneseo 1, UW-Eau Claire 1, UW-La Crosse 1

Most Individual Championships
Cortland 4, Wartburg 3, UW-Oshkosh 3, Carleton 2, Chicago 2, Gustavus Adolphus 2, Luther 2, Stevens 2, St. Lawrence 2, Willamette 2, Williams 2, UW-La Crosse 2

Most Appearances Without a National Team Title
Emory 31, St. Olaf 26, Claremont-M-S 23, Carleton 22, Wartburg 21, Allegheny 18, TCNJ 18, Haverford 18, Hope 17, UW-Stevens Point 16, Nebraska Wesleyan 15

Most Top-Five Team Finishes in NCAA Tournament
Williams 19, UW-Oshkosh 15, Washington MO 14, Cortland 13, Middlebury 13, Calvin 12, St. Thomas MN 11, UW-La Crosse 11, MIT 9, Johns Hopkins 8, Wartburg 7, UW-Eau Claire 7, Ithaca 6

Most Appearances Without a Top-Five Team Finish
Haverford 18, Nebraska Wesleyan 15, Willamette 12, Elizabethtown 10, Baldwin Wallace 9, Oberlin 9, Colorado College 8

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4. The Cru Takes Top Spot
Football to open season ticket renewals and purchases

We are just 35 days from the opening game of the 2022 football season and is getting us ready with the release of its preseason poll. To no one's surprise, defending champion Mary Hardin-Baylor is the favorite to repeat as Stagg Bowl champs.
  1. Mary Hardin-Baylor (23), 15-0
  2. North Central, Ill., 13-1
  3. Mount Union (2), 13-1
  4. UW-Whitewater, 13-1
  5. Saint John's, 11-1
  6. Hardin-Simmons, 9-1
  7. Linfield, 11-1
  8. Wheaton (Ill.), 10-2
  9. Trinity (Texas), 9-1
  10. Johns Hopkins, 10-2
11-15: Muhlenberg, UW-La Crosse, Bethel, Central, Delaware Valley
16-20: Cortland, Ithaca, UW-River Falls, UW-Oshkosh, RPI.
21-25: Randolph-Macon, Salisbury, Hobart, Heidelberg, Birmingham-Southern

>> Complete Poll

5.  Lightning Round 


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  • The Coast-to-Coast Conference added Warren Wilson (N.C.) College as its newest member. The Owls are in year two of the three-year NCAA provisional process and will start competition in the C2C immediately
  • The C2C also joined forces with the New Jersey Athletic Conference to form the Coastal Lacrosse Conference. Members include Kean, Montclair State, Stockton, Christopher Newport, Salisbury and Mary Washington
  • Alfred University's Board of Trustees approved the development of a new sports complex - "The Saxon Hill Project - estimated at between $18-20 million.

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  • Saturday: Lacey Crandall, assistant director, sports information and operations, Middle Atlantic Conference; Thomas Corcoran, head men's soccer coach, Dubuque
  • Sunday: Rick Perko, VP Program Development, The Brandr Group; Nikki Slatcoff, associate commissioner, Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference; Jessica Huda, assistant AD, King's

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6.  Comings and Goings

7. Stream, Baby, Stream
Streaming increases audience share 6.3 points YOY.
If there were ever any doubts that streaming has forever changed TV viewing, trends from June 2022 will certainly put them to rest. Not only did four platforms attract record viewership shares, the streaming category in aggregate claimed more than one-third of total TV time — the largest share for streaming since the inception of The Gauge in May 2021.

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