MCCORMICK SELECTED AS NOMINEE FOR NCAA WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – VCU Women's Track and Field student-athlete Taylor McCormick has been selected as VCU's nominee to the Atlantic 10 for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

McCormick was chosen after a record setting four-year career academically, athletically and in the community. Now in its 28th year, the NCAA Woman of the Year award honors graduating female college athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership throughout their collegiate careers.

During her career, McCormick won two A-10 triple jump titles indoors after taking first place in 2017 and 2018 as well as one outdoors title in 2017. She was a member of five total team A-10 Championships at VCU including indoors titles in 2015, 2017 and 2018 and outdoors titles in 2016 and 2018. She set school records in both indoor and outdoor competition in the triple jump for the Rams. She was named to the All-Atlantic 10 Academic Team in both 2017 and 2018. She maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout her undergraduate career as she was named to the Dean's List and the Athletic Director's Honor Roll. 

McCormick was also recently named a recipient of the prestigious Atlantic 10 Conference postgraduate scholarship for 2018. She has been active on campus with the "It's On Us" and "Make a Change" campaigns, as well as with the Make a Wish Foundation.

The 2018 Atlantic 10 institutional nominees are recognized for being standout citizens with robust academic success, complemented by competitive athletic resumes, while sustaining dynamic leadership in their communities. McCormick is one of 14 candidates for the conference and the league's Senior Woman Administrators will vote on 13 of the nominees to select two who will represent the Atlantic 10 Conference as 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year finalists.

After the Atlantic 10 and all other leagues have selected up to two conference nominees, the Woman of the Year selection committee, made up of representatives from the NCAA membership, will then 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. 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 recognized and the 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year will be announced at the annual award ceremony Oct. 28 in Indianapolis.