Wyoming’s Roberts Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

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LARAMIE– Former women’s basketball student-athlete Liv Roberts will represent the University of Wyoming as its 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee.

The Mountain West Conference will announce its finalist in early August, who will represent the league for the award. She is one of a record 581 nominees, representing multiple sports across NCAA Divisions I, II and III honored by their athletics conferences and by independent schools.

Roberts is a Three-Time Academic All-Moutain West Selection

A native of Missoula, Mont. Missoula, Mont., Roberts is a three-time Academic All-Mountain West selection in addition to being a two-time MW Scholar-Athlete honoree. She recently graduated with her degree in elementary education.

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A four-year letterwinner, Roberts was named the 2018 Mountain West Player of the Year and was a two-time All-Conference selection. Roberts earned MW Player of the Week honors four times during her career, while being selected to the All-Defensive Team.

Roberts Scored 1,201 Points at UW

She led the team to back-to-back 20 win seasons and a program best 13 conference wins the last two years. This past year, she averaged 14.4 points and 5.8 rebounds, while her junior campaign saw her chip in 15.6 points per game and 7.8 boards.

She became the 24th player in Wyoming school history to reach 1,000 career points finishing with 1,201 and brought down 597 boards, which ranks 16th all-time in school history.

NCAA Woman of the Year Honorees Represent 20 Different Sports

Now in its 28th year, the NCAA Woman of the Year award honors graduating female student-athletes for their achievements in academics, athletics, service and leadership. The honorees represent student-athletes from 20 different sports.

By division, 251 honorees competed in Division I conferences, 131 competed in Division II, and 199 competed in Division III. Eligible female student-athletes are nominated by their member school. Each conference office then reviews the nominations from its member schools and submits its conference nominee to the NCAA.

The 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year to be Announced in October

The selection committee will choose the top 10 honorees in each division. From among those 30 candidates, the selection committee will determine the top three in each division. Finally, the members of the Committee on Women’s Athletics will vote from among the top nine finalists to determine the 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year.

The top 10 honorees from Divisions I, II and III, including the nine overall finalists, will be honored, and the 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year winner announced, at a dinner Oct. 28 in Indianapolis.