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Kamaron McNair Named Skyline Co-Nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year

Kamaron McNair Named Skyline Co-Nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year

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UPDATED August 7, 2018

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Skyline Conference announced on Tuesday that Sarah Lawrence College softball graduate Kamaron McNair '18 has been selected as the conference's co-nominee for consideration for the prestigious 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

McNair is joined by Shani Hava of Yeshiva among the list of nominees. McNair is the second Gryphon and first since Sarah Fiordaliso in 2016 selected to represent the Skyline Conference for Woman of the Year recognition. The former team captain was selected by the Skyline's Executive Committee as the league's nominee to advance in the award process.

The Top 30 honorees will be celebrated and the 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year will be announced at the annual award ceremony Oct. 28 in Indianapolis.

Click here to read full Skyline Conference release.

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July 17, 2018

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. - Sarah Lawrence College graduate Kamaron McNair has been nominated for the prestigious 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. The award, established in 1991, recognizes graduating student-athletes who excelled in academics, athletics, service, and leadership throughout their collegiate careers.

"I am so honored to be nominated and proud to represent Sarah Lawrence College," said McNair. "The last four years have been the greatest experience of my life and helped mold who I am today and moving forward."

McNair is one of the greatest softball players to ever suit up at Sarah Lawrence, and was a key member in helping the Gryphons transition to NCAA Division III. McNair, who graduated with a career .309 batting average, was a four-year letterwinner and owns 10 school records, including the program's top marks for games played (126), games starts (125), at bats (369), hits (114), RBIs (81), innings pitched (259.1), strikeouts (130), complete games (31), putouts (536) and double plays turned (20). McNair was named to the Skyline All-Sportsmanship Team in 2015.

McNair is a three-time Skyline Academic Honor Roll member and a three-time Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Writing and American History, graduating with a 3.66 grade-point average. She has interned at ELLE Magazine among other publications in New York State.

A team captain, McNair has shown excellent leadership skills during her career. In addition to her leadership on the field, she served as Vice-President of the Undergraduate Student Center from 2015-17, and was President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) while being a Resident Advisor. In 2017, she was selected to attend the NCAA Division III Student Immersion Program. McNair also interned in the Office of Community Partnerships/Community Leadership Program.

"It was a no-brainer to honor Kamaron for this notable award," commented Director of Athletics and Physical Education Kristin Maile. "It was a pleasure to watch Kamaron grow over these four years and we are grateful for the hard work and dedication she put forward on and off the field." 

McNair is one of a record-setting 581 nominees who competed in one of 20 different women's sports across all three NCAA divisions, including 251 from Division I, 131 from Division II and 199 from Division III. A program-record 170 were multi-sport athletes in college.

Conferences now will select up to two nominees each from the pool of school nominees. Then, 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.

From the Top 30, the selection committee determines the top three honorees from each division and announces the nine finalists in September. The NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics then chooses the 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year from those nine.

The Top 30 honorees will be celebrated and the 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year will be announced at the annual award ceremony Oct. 28 in Indianapolis.
 
 

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