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A-10 Nominates Davidson’s Yarbrough for NCAA Woman of the Year

by | Jun 26, 2019 | Sports

Caroline Yarbrough


NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Atlantic 10 Conference institutions nominated 12 student-athletes for the prestigious 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, the league announced Tuesday. These exceptional student-athletes represent seven sports and 10 different A-10 institutions.

The NCAA Woman of the Year program honors the academic achievements, athletic excellence, community service and leadership of graduating female college athletes from all three divisions. To be eligible, a nominee must have competed and earned a varsity letter in an NCAA-sponsored sport, must have completed eligibility in her primary sport, and must have earned her undergraduate degree by the summer of 2019. A brief biography of each A-10 candidate, listed alphabetically by institution, is below.

Eligible female student-athletes are nominated by their member school. The league’s Senior Woman Administrators will vote on the institutional nominees and select the two athletes who will represent the Atlantic 10 Conference as 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year Finalists. 

The NCAA Woman of the Year selection committee will then identify the Top 30, 10 from each division, and then selects three finalists from each division. The Committee on Women’s Athletics then selects the winner from the nine finalists.

All 30 Woman of the Year honorees will be recognized, and the 2019 Woman of the Year announced at the annual NCAA Woman of the Year Banquet at the Westin, Indianapolis, on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.

Caroline Yarbrough I Davidson College
Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field I Hometown: Greensboro, N.C. I Major: Art History,
Yarbrough wrapped up her stellar four years on the trails and on the track with a league title in the 10,000-meter run and her second consecutive trip to the NCAA East Regional. The Greensboro, N.C., native earned Atlantic 10 All-Conference honors four times overall during her senior year between cross country, indoor and outdoor track. She was named to all three A-10 All-Academic teams (XC, indoor and outdoor) in her senior season and was also added to the Google Cloud Academic All-District team for the second straight year. Yarbrough was an integral part of Davidson’s distance squad for four years, earning 16 All-Conference team nods, seven All-Academic team selections and racing to four individual league titles. The 2016 A-10 Cross Country Rookie of the Year finished her career on the track with 123 total points in A-10 Championship meets, the most in school history, never finishing lower than fifth place. 

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