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NCAA Announces 10 Finalists for Woman of the Year

September 10, 1996

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) _ The NCAA has announced the 10 finalists for its 1996 Woman of the Year Award, which recognizes intercollegiate female athletes for outstanding achievements in athletics, academics and community leadership.

The NCAA said Monday the finalists are: Mary Alice Brady, track and field, Boston College; Amy DeVasher, swimming, Alabama; Billie Winsett Fletcher, volleyball, Nebraska; Kristi Kloster, track-cross country, Kansas; Marya Morusiewicz, volleyball, Barry University; Nikki Nicholson, volleyball, Georgia; Jenni Rademacher, basketball, North Dakota State; Annette Salmeen, swimming, UCLA; Samantha Salvia, field hockey, Old Dominion; Katie Smith, basketball and track and field, Ohio State.

The 10 finalists were selected by a special committee of athletics administrators from NCAA member schools.

The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics will select the winner and the award will be presented Oct. 6 in Kansas City, Mo.

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