BLACKSBURG, Va. - Former Virginia Tech women’s soccer player Jazmine Reeves is a nominee for the 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, as announced by the National Collegiate Athletic Association on Wednesday.
As a senior, Reeves was named Tech’s first MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist, a first-team NSCAA All-American and a first-team All-ACC selection, while leading the Hokies to their first NCAA College Cup appearance.
Over her career, the forward from Dover, Delaware, appeared in the most matches in program history, while finishing second in career points, tied for third in career assists and fourth in career goals. Reeves was also named to the ACC All-Freshman Team in 2010 and the All-ACC Academic Team in 2011. This spring, she was selected by the Boston Breakers with the third pick of the third round of the National Women’s Soccer League Draft.
Off the field, Reeves was active in the community and volunteered at Warm Hearth Assisted Living, Margaret Beeks Lunch Buddies and Special Olympics bowling. She also participated in numerous community service projects including: Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, Jump Rope for Heart and National Girls and Women in Sports Day.
The NCAA Women of the Year honors graduating female student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout the collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership. From the group of nominees, the top 10 will be chosen for each division. The selection committee will then determine the top three from each division to make up the final nine finalists. The national winner will be announced during the 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year awards event on October 19, 2014 in Indianapolis, Ind.
The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics manages the nomination process and selections. In the past five years, 676 student-athletes were nominated by their conference or independent institutions, representing multiple ethnicities and all NCAA-sponsored sports within Divisions I, II and III. In 2013 alone, 455 student-athletes were nominated by their institutions. From 1998 through 2005, an average of 410 female student-athletes per year were nominated for the award; and since the program’s inception in 1991, 2629 women have been recognized as state or conference honorees.
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