Nolin Named NCAA Woman of the Year Finalist

Nolin Named NCAA Woman of the Year Finalist

INDIANAPOLIS — Former Occidental women's track and field athlete Delaney Nolin '17 was named one of two SCIAC finalists for the prestigious NCAA Woman of the Year Award, the conference announced on Sunday.

Nolin, who graduated with a degree in biology in May, had an outstanding year on the track, including breaking T35 Paralympic world record in the 800m with a time of 3:21.24 and earning SCIAC Women's Track and Field Athlete of the Week honors. 

"During her three years at Oxy, Delaney was such an inspirational figure," Occidental head coach Rob Bartlett said. "Her positivity, enthusiasm and hard work were infectious, and she became a corner stone of the track & field program. Delaney's athletic success in 2017 was incredible to witness, and I can't imagine anyone more deserving of this recognition."

For the past 27 years, the NCAA Woman of the Year program has honored the academic achievements, athletics excellence, community service and leadership of outstanding female college athletes.

Conference nominations are forwarded to the NCAA Woman of the Year selection committee. The selection committee identifies the top 10 honorees in each of the three NCAA divisions. From those 30 candidates, the selection committee then determines the three finalists in each division. The NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics will then select the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year from the nine finalists. You can learn more about the award program, next steps and previous winners by visiting

The 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year will be announced Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at an awards dinner in Indianapolis.

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