Women’s Tennis’ Lord Named NCAA Woman of the Year Conference Nominee

Women’s Tennis’ Lord Named NCAA Woman of the Year Conference Nominee

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Dayna Lord '17, of the Brown women's tennis team, has been nominated by the Ivy League for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. Lord was one of 543 school nominees announced in June and has advanced to a group of 145 female student-athletes nominated by their conferences and an independent selection committee for consideration for the honor.

The nominees represent college athletes from 16 different sports spanning all three NCAA divisions. Of those recognized, 58 nominees competed in Division I, 34 in Division II and 53 in Division III.

Lord, concluded her career as the program leader in combined wins (182) and doubles wins (90) and ranked second all-time in career singles wins (92). Graduating with a degree in international relations, Lord is a four-time First-Team All-Ivy honoree who excelled in the No. 1 singles position for the entirety of her career. The Bloomfield, Conn., native was named the Marjorie Brown Smith Award winner – an award that is presented to the outstanding female varsity athlete of the year at Brown.

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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