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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics

Iheukwumere Selected as an Ivy League Woman of the Year Representative

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 07/24/2014
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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Former Columbia track & field star Marvellous Iheukwumere was selected as one of two Ivy League representative for the NCAA’s Woman of the Year Award.

Now in its 24th year, the NCAA Woman of the Year award honors graduating female student-athletes for their achievements in academics, athletics, community service and leadership.

Iheukwumere won seven Ancient Eight titles (six individual, one relay) and was dubbed the “fastest woman in the Ivy League” in 2013, sweeping the sprint events in both the indoor and outdoor Heptagonal Championships. She also holds the program record in the indoor 60-meter dash with a time of 7.46.

In the classroom, Iheukwumere was on the Dean’s List every semester since the spring of 2011, was a four-time Academic All-Ivy League selection and was named CoSIDA Academic All-District Team in the spring of 2013. She earned her degree in Psychology with a GPA of 3.91.

Iheukwumere is also involved with several organizations in the community, including Level the Field – an educational sports mentoring program to serve children in low-income urban communities.

More than 120 NCAA female student-athletes representing multiple sports across NCAA Divisions I, II and III have been selected as 2014 Woman of the Year honorees by their athletics conferences and by independent schools.

The conference honorees represent student-athletes from 15 different sports. By division, 52 honorees competed in Division I conferences, 25 competed in Division II, and 49 competed in Division III.

Next, the Woman of the Year selection committee will select the top 10 honorees in each division from this pool to be recognized. These top 30 honorees will be announced in early September.   The selection committee will then choose and announce the top nine finalists (three from each division) at the end of September.

The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics will vote from amongst those nine finalists to determine the 2014 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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