Recent Allegheny College graduate Daryl Ford (Pittsburgh, PA/Sto-Rox) has been nominated, along with Kenyon's Leah Sack, for the NCAA Woman of the Year award, one of the most prestigious honors the NCAA bestows.
The award recognizes senior student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service, and leadership.
Ford, a four-year member of the Gator women's basketball squad, was an All-NCAC first-team selection in 2012-13. She capped off her career at Allegheny by finishing eighth on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,082 points and ninth on the school's career rebounding list with 634 boards. Off the court, Ford was a member of the Association for the Advancement of Black Culture and volunteered for numerous organizations, including Healthy Homes - Healthy Children, the American Cancer Society, the Meadville Special Olympics, Alternative Spring Break in New Orleans and the Oakland Climate Action Coalition.
A environmental science major, Ford graduated with a 3.48 grade-point-average. Her academic honors include being a member of the Sigma Tau Delta National English Honors Society, a four-year member of the Allegheny College Dean's list and Allegheny's female recipient of the 2012-13 NCAC Scholar Athlete of the Year Award.
The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics will meet in August to select the top 10 winners in each division. In September, the selection committee will then evaluate the 30 honorees and choose the top three in each division. Finally, the members of the CWA will vote from among the top nine finalists to determine the Woman of the Year. The top 10 honorees and the nine finalists from Divisions I, II and III will be honored and the 2013 NCAA Woman of the Year winner announced at a dinner in Indianapolis October 20, 2013.