July 26, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Former Colorado State volleyball star Dana Cranston is in the running for another prestigious award. The NCAA announced Thursday its conference honorees for the 2013 NCAA Woman of the Year award.
Cranston, along with Wyoming’s Chaundra Sewell, were named the two representatives from the Mountain West. In all, 146 female student-athletes – between Divisions I and III – were honored by their respective conference.
Originally nominated by her institution, each conference then selects one or two honorees to be reviewed by the NCAA. The Woman of the Year selection committee will then choose 30 honorees (10 from each division) to be recognized at a banquet in Indianapolis on Oct. 20, where this year’s Woman of the Year will be named.
Since 1991, the Woman of the Year award honors graduating female student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership.
A total of 455 individuals were originally nominated by their institutions — including 214 Division I athletes. Of the 146 remaining, 58 competed at the Division I level, and 11 participated in Division I volleyball. For a complete list, click here.
Cranston, a four-time Mountain West champion who helped CSU to four NCAA tournament appearances, was named the 2012 Mountain West Player of the Year and an AVCA All-American. Away from the court, she became CSU volleyball’s second-ever Capital One Academic All-American and was one of 10 finalists for the prestigious Senior CLASS Award, which, similar to the Woman of the Year, recognizes senior student-athletes who excel on the court, in the classroom, in the community and have great character.
In 2002, two-time AVCA first-team All-American and two-time Academic All-American Angela Knopf was recognized at the Woman of the Year banquet, after being named among the final 10 Division I honorees.
Download Schedules: Add to calendar
CSU Volleyball to hold open practice at Gold...
LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The Colorado State Rams volleyball team will hold a free open practice...
CSU hosts another successful celebratory banquet
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The Colorado State Rams volleyball team hosted its annual year-end...
Sportswomen of Colorado honors CSU with four...
DENVER - The Colorado State Rams picked up four honors from the Sportswomen of Colorado, the...
Time remains to RSVP for the 2016 CSU...
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Fans are invited to join the Colorado State volleyball team on Thursday,...
Oleksak named AVCA Honorable Mention All-American
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Colorado State freshman setter Katie Oleksak has been named an Honorable...
Oleksak, Hillyer earn AVCA All-Region recognition
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Colorado State freshman setter Katie Oleksak was named to the AVCA All-Pac...
Recap: Rams fall in four sets to Kentucky in...
SEATTLE – The Colorado State Rams won the first set, but the No. 24 Kentucky Wildcats took ...
Preview: CSU ready for matchup with Kentucky in...
The Colorado State Rams will embark on their 22nd consecutive NCAA Tournament with a match...