BRIDGEWATER, Va. - Bridgewater College 2019 graduate Briana Moore has been nominated for the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
A record 585 female college athletes have been nominated by NCAA member schools for the honor.
Moore was a standout on the basketball court for the Eagles where she was selected to the 2018-19 All-ODAC first team, the VaSID All-State first team and the D3hoops.com All-South Region third team. Moore averaged 16.9 points per game and ranked seventh in the nation in 3-point shooting percentage, making 45.3 percent of her shots from long range. She finished her career with 1,419 points to rank No. 5 in Bridgewater College program history.
Moore was also a standout in the classroom where she finished with a 4.00 grade point average while majoring in computer science with a minor in Spanish. She was a two-time selection to the CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team and the 2019 recipient of the ODAC Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. In recognition of her outstanding efforts on the court, in the classroom and in the community, Moore was one of 10 finalists for the prestigious Jostens Trophy which recognizes the top women's basketball student-athletes in Division III.
Established in 1991, the NCAA Woman of the Year award recognizes graduating female college athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership throughout their collegiate careers.
The NCAA encourages member schools to honor their top graduating female student-athletes each year by submitting their names for consideration for the Woman of the Year award.
The nominees competed in 23 different sports across all three NCAA divisions, including 262 from Division I, 131 from Division II and 192 from Division III. Multisport student-athletes account for 144 of the nominees.
Next, conferences will 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.
The selection committee will determine the top three honorees from each division from the Top 30 and announce the nine finalists in September. From those nine finalists, the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics then will choose the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year.
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.