Conley up for NCAA Woman of the Year

Posted 8/2/17

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Lee University volleyball player Catherine Conley has been named one of two nominees from the Gulf South Conference for the prestigious NCAA Woman of the Year honor.

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Conley up for NCAA Woman of the Year

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Lee University volleyball player Catherine Conley has been named one of two nominees from the Gulf South Conference for the prestigious NCAA Woman of the Year honor.

Conley graduated Magna Cum Laude from Lee this past spring and has ranked in the top 12 in hitting percentage in the conference the past two seasons.

The native of Acworth, Ga. was an active leader in the Communications and Arts Department during her tenure at Lee. In the summer of 2016, Conley attended a Production Assistant workshop and distinguished herself on a faculty-led production. The subsequent fall, she directed one of the best films in her class, drafting detailed storyboards on the bus as she traveled with the volleyball team.

Conley also participated in many service projects throughout the community. Her involvements included Volley for a Cure, the Volley Skillz program and the Mercy's Door fashion show.

In 2015 she was selected to attend the GSC Student Athlete Advisory Committee's annual meeting to represent Lee. While there she was selected to be a feature story for the league's brochure.

Conley is joined by Shorter University volleyball player Elizabeth Dowd as the two nominees from the conference. There are currently 145 nominees from 16 sports spanning all three NCAA Divisions.

In early September, the Woman of the Year selection committee will name the Top 30 honorees, which include 10 women from each division. At the end of September, the selection committee will select and announce nine finalists, with three from each division. The NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics will select the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year from those finalists.

The Top 30 honorees will be celebrated and the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year will be named at the annual banquet Oct. 22 in Indianapolis.

The NCAA Woman of the Year program has recognized graduating female student-athletes for excellence in academics, athletics, community service and leadership since its inception in 1991.

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