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UMM names head coach, NCAA Woman of the Year nominees announced

News from June:
• Lauren Torvi was announced as the new head coach at Minnesota Morris. She was most recently an assistant coach at Colorado College.

• The NCAA named 517 contenders for the 2016 Woman of the Year award. The list will be pared down to 30 (10 in each division) in August and nine finalists (three in each division) will be declared in September before one winner is named in October. Among the nominees were several Central/Midwest Region volleyball players: Karen Chin, Carthage; Macki Fadness, Saint Mary’s (Minn.); Mary Franz, Saint Benedict; Maren Loe, Chicago; Alyssa Taylor, Gustavus Adolphus; Allison Zastrow, Washington (Mo.).

This pool of school honorees marks the largest in the 26-year history of the award. Of the nominees for the national award, 231 competed in Division I, 117 competed in Division II and 169 competed in Division III athletics.

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.

Next, conferences assess their member school nominees and select up to two conference nominees.

-Ricky Nelson


Written by Ricky Nelson

July 5, 2016 at 1:05 pm

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