UND's Moller nominated for NCAA Woman of Year award
Pat Sweeney | Jun 26, 2019 AT 2:45 pm
Recently-graduated UND soccer player Katie Moller is among a record 585 nominated for the NCAA Woman of the Year, announced Wednesday by the association.
The NCAA Woman of the Year award, established in 1991, honors graduating female college athletes who have exhausted their eligibility in their primary sport and distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership throughout their collegiate careers.
Moller, the 2018 Summit League Player of the Year, finished the season with 15 goals - including two hat tricks - and five assists to lead the conference in goals (15) and points (35). Moller's efforts placed her amongst the nation's elite as she finished the season seventh in the country in goals and third in the NCAA in points per match (2.06).
The West Linn, Ore., native helped the Fighting Hawks to its best-ever record in the Division I era with a 9-6-2 record. UND led The Summit League in goals for (41) and goals against (10) in 2018. Moller graduated last May with bachelors degrees in communication and physics.
The NCAA Woman of the Year nominees competed in 23 different women's sports across all three NCAA divisions, including 262 from Division I, 131 from Division II and 192 from Division III.
Conferences will now select up to two nominees each from the pool of school nominees. Then, the Woman of the Year selection committee, made up of representatives from the NCAA membership, will choose the Top 30 honorees – 10 from each division. From the Top 30, the selection committee determines the top three honorees from each division and announces the nine finalists in September. The NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics then chooses the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year from those nine.
The Top 30 honorees will be celebrated and the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year will be named at the annual award ceremony Oct. 20 in Indianapolis.