Wednesday, Jul 21, 2021
Lindsay Bauer is now eligible to be selected as a conference-level nominee
by Rider Sports Information
Rider University graduate student Lindsay Bauer of the women's track and field team has been selected as the school's nominee for the 2021 NCAA Woman of the Year, as announced by the organization.
Bauer, the Most Outstanding Field Performer at the 2021 MAAC Outdoor Championships, was a medalist in the long jump, high jump, and triple jump in her final season as a Bronc. The MAAC Champion in the long jump with a mark of 5.74 meters, she also qualified for the ECAC Championships in the event for the second time in her career. During her time at Rider, Bauer was twice named the MAAC Field Performer of the Week.
Not only a standout athlete, Bauer is a four-time MAAC All-Academic team honoree.
Rooted in Title IX, the NCAA Woman of the Year Award was established in 1991 to recognize graduating female student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership throughout their collegiate careers.
The nominees represent all three NCAA divisions, including 251 nominees from Division I, 107 from Division II and 177 from Division III. Nominees competed in 24 sports, with multi-sport student-athletes accounting for 141 of the nominees.
Member schools are encouraged to honor their top graduating female college athletes each year by submitting their names for consideration for the Woman of the Year Award. Schools can recognize two nominees if at least one is a woman of color or international student-athlete.
Conference offices will select up to two nominees each from their pool of member school nominees. All nominees who compete in a sport not sponsored by their school's primary conference, as well as associate conference nominees and independent nominees, will be considered by a selection committee. Then, the Woman of the Year selection committee, made up of representatives from the NCAA membership, will choose the Top 30 honorees — 10 from each division.
From the Top 30, the Woman of the Year selection committee will determine the top three honorees in each division and announce nine finalists. The NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics then will choose the 2021 NCAA Woman of the Year, who will be named this fall.