INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Susquehanna assistant swimming coach Haley Townsend has been selected as a top 30 honoree in the 2015-16 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
A total of 517 school nominees were submitted and the field was narrowed down to 142 nominees from each conference. From that selection, the top 30 finalists were chosen, 10 from each NCAA division. The nominees represent 13 sports and have demonstrated excellence in academics, athletics, community service and leadership.
The selection committee will name nine finalists – three from each division – later in September with the 2016 Woman of the Year being announced on October 16 at a ceremony in Indianapolis.
Townsend, a 2016 graduate of Kenyon College, begins her first year at SU prior to the 2016-17 season and brings a wealth of accolades. She is a 16-time NCAA All-American and a member of the 2013 national champion 400-yeard medley relay team. In 2014, Townsend won the NCAA's Elite 89 trophy and was awarded a NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship after her senior season.
Kenyon College's release about the award can be found here.