Two Gators Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

Courtesy of UF Athletic Association

Yanis David and Rachael Kramer are among a distinguished group of female athletes up for the 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year award.

Two University of Florida student-athletes – track & field’s Yanis David and volleyball’s Rachael Kramer – are among a distinguished group of female athletes up for the 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, the organization announced Tuesday afternoon.

Rooted in Title IX, the NCAA Woman of the Year Award was established in 1991 to recognize graduating female student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service, and leadership throughout their collegiate careers.

In the 30th year of the award, there were a record 605 nominees, including 259 across Division I schools.

About David

  *   Two-time NCAA Champion (indoor triple jump & outdoor long jump, both in 2019)
  *   Crowned Southeastern Conference Champion four times in 2019, collecting titles in the indoor and outdoor long jump, and the indoor and outdoor triple jump. Her four conference crowns made her the second woman in history (Shara Proctor, 2010) to sweep the horizontal jumps at both the SEC Indoor and Outdoor Championships
  *   A 2019 The Bowerman Finalist, David is also an NCAA Indoor Championships bronze medalist (long jump – 2019), a two-time NCAA Indoor Championships silver medalist (triple jump – 2017-18), a two-time NCAA Outdoor Championships silver medalist (triple jump – 2018-19) and a 2017 NCAA Outdoor Championships bronze medalist (triple jump).
  *   Internationally, David has collected gold medals at the 2018 Mediterranean Championships (triple jump), the 2017 European U23 Championships (long jump), the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships (long jump) and the 2016 CARIFTA Games U20 Division (long jump and triple jump).
  *   A seven-time USTFCCCA Outdoor All-American and a six-time USTFCCCA Indoor All-American, David was recognized in 2019 as the Honda Sport Award winner for track and field, the USTFCCCA National Indoor and Outdoor Women’s Field Athlete of the Year and the SEC Indoor and Outdoor Women’s Field Athlete of the Year.
  *   Graduated in April with a bachelor’s degree in health education and behavior.

About Kramer

  *   Three-time AVCA All-American
  *   Three-time VolleyballMag.com All-American
  *   Three-time AVCA Southeast All-Region honoree
  *   The 13th Gator since 2000 to have earned at least three AVCA All-Region honors
  *   Four-time All-SEC selection (includes freshman honors)
  *   Just the 10th Gator to have earned four SEC honors during their tenure
  *   Three-time SEC Defender of the Week and one-time SEC Freshman of the Week
  *   Finished her career ranked in the Top-5 in program history in three categories:
   *   Hitting percentage: 5th – .409
   *   Blocks – 5th – 468
   *   Block assists – 4th – 417
  *   Finished her senior season ranked first in the SEC and eighth nationally with a .410 hitting percentage
  *   Named SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2019
  *   Four-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection
  *   Graduated with her bachelor’s degree in marketing in August 2019 and will graduate with her master’s degree in international business in August
Conference offices will select up to two nominees each from their pool of member school nominees. All nominees who compete in a sport not sponsored by their school’s primary conference, as well as associate conference nominees and independent nominees, will be considered by a selection committee. 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 Woman of the Year selection committee will determine the top three honorees in each division and announce nine finalists. The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics then will choose the 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year, who will be named this fall.