NCAA Considers Ballantyne for Woman of the Year

July 2017

Emma Ballantyne, a recent graduate and outstanding volleyball player, has been nominated for the NCAA's annual Woman of the Year Award.

Ballantyne was a starter for the Sailfish volleyball team all four years, while balancing her time as a medicinal and biological chemistry major. During her athletic career the team won 122 matches while she collected over 900 blocks. They captured their second straight NCAA South Region Championship and reached the title match in three of her four years. Ballantyne was named to the 2015 and 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District Team, as well as an honorable mention selection to the 2016 AVCA All-South Region selection.

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. The top honorees will be recognized and the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year will be announced at the annual award ceremony Oct. 22 in Indianapolis.

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