GREENSBORO – Recent graduate and former North Carolina A&T women’s basketball player Tracy King was recently named a nominee for the 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
The Woman of the Year award honors graduating female student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in academics, athletics, service and leadership.
King thrived on the court, in the classroom, and in the community as a model student-athlete at A&T. King finished her basketball career as the 14th player in program history to score 1,000 points. She scored 1,172 points and is ninth on the all-time list in rebounds (561) and steals (223).
A strong academic student as well, King graduated in May with a degree in graphic communications with a 3.95 cumulative GPA. After graduation, King accepted an internship with Nike in Oregon in the sports marketing department which will result into a full-time position in August.
Her efforts in leadership in and in the community didn’t go unnoticed as she was a captain of the basketball team, president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), 1st vice president of the Alpha Mu chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and member of the Chancellor’s Council of Intercollegiate Athletics. Additionally King served as a tutor and mentor for A&T’s Academic Mentor Program, along with volunteering with several local schools and charities in the Greensboro area.
King was one of 446 female student-athletes nominated for the prestigious honor which included 205 Division I athletes, 75 Division II athletes, and 166 Division III athletes.
In its 24th year, the NCAA Woman of the Year award acknowledges a nominee from each member institution. Each conference then selects up to two women from the nominees to represent the conference. The Woman of the Year selection committee then selects the top 30 honorees – 10 from each division.
From the top 30 candidates, the selection committee determines the top three in each division and announces the top nine finalists in September. The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics will vote from the finalist pool to determine the 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year this fall.
The top 30 honorees will be recognized with the 2014 Woman of the Year announcement at the annual ceremony in Indianapolis on Sunday, Oct. 19.