INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Two-sport Scottie Zoey Perchaluk (Fort Erie, Ont.) was named as Agnes Scott College Athletics' nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year on Wednesday. Perchaluk was an eight-semester student-athlete for the Scotties in soccer and basketball before graduating this past May.
Rooted in Title IX and directed by the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics, the NCAA Woman of the Year program celebrates the accomplishments of female college athletes across all three NCAA divisions. In 2019, more than 200,000 women are playing college sports, and the NCAA received a program record of 585 nominations for this prestigious award.
Perchaluk was a mainstay on the soccer pitch, staring 60 of 72 career games played at the top of the Scottie formation. The recent graduate climbed into the top 10 in scoring in program history with 20 career goals and 14 career assists, with seven game-winning goals to her credit as well.
Known for her relentless motor in both sports, Perchaluk was often tasked with creating havoc for her mark, especially in 80 career appearances for the basketball program. Perchaluk missed the first two months of the basketball season her senior year after a late-season injury in soccer but made her presence felt on the defensive end of the floor upon her return.
Off the court, Perchaluk had her fingerprint on many areas of campus, including serving as the senior class president during the 2018-19 academic year. Perchaluk accepted a graduate assistant position at Mary Baldwin following graduation, keeping her in the USA South Conference.
Nominees head off to the conference level where two women will be selected from the pool to be presented to the national committee for finalist selection. The selection committee will then select 10 student-athletes from the each of the three divisions before ultimately naming the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year in October.
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