Fairweather Named to the Top 30 honoree list for 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year Award

Sep 07, 2018

Orangeburg, S.C.—Former Claflin University track athlete Trisana Fairweather 18, has been named a Top 30 honoree for the 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, which honors graduating female college athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in academics, athletics, service and leadership.

Selected from a record 581 school nominees — a group that was then  narrowed to 154 nominees by conference offices — the Top 30 honorees include 10 from each of the three NCAA divisions. All have demonstrated excellence in academics, athletics, community service and leadership. The honorees competed in 13 sports and studied a broad range of academic majors, including finance, biochemistry, microbiology, kinesiology, nursing and communication.

“These 30 women have demonstrated outstanding commitment to excelling in the classroom and in their sports while also serving their peers and communities,” said Sherika Montgomery, chair of the Woman of the Year selection committee and associate commissioner for governance and compliance at The Summit League. “They represent the best and brightest of women competing in college and sports, and we’re thrilled to celebrate them and their achievements.”                                                            

Fairweather, a native of Hope Bay Port Antonio, Portland Jamaica, graduated Summa Cum Laude in May with a bachelor's in business administration (concentration in accounting).  Fairweather will continue her education at Indiana University where she will pursue her master's degree in accounting.

 In 2016, Fairweather was the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Champion in the 200 meters and was named the Claflin University Female Athlete of the Year, as well as the institution's Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

 The selection committee will announce the nine finalists, including three women from each NCAA division, in early October. From those finalists, the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics will select the 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year. The Top 30 will be celebrated and the Woman of the Year will be named Oct. 28 at a ceremony in Indianapolis.

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