PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Dayna Lord '17, of the Brown women's tennis team, has been nominated for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. Brown, along with Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn and Princeton, represent the Ivy League for the 2017 honor.
To be eligible for the prestigious award, graduating female college athletes must have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in academics, athletic, service and leadership throughout their collegiate careers. In its 27th year, a record 543 female college athletes have been nominated by NCAA schools spanning across all three divisions.
Lord, concluded her career as the program leader in combined wins (182) and doubles wins (90) and ranked second all-time in career singles wins (92). Graduating with a degree in international relations, Lord is a four-time First-Team All-Ivy honoree who excelled in the No. 1 singles position for the entirety of her career. The Bloomfield, Conn., native was named the Marjorie Brown Smith Award winner – an award that is presented to the outstanding female varsity athlete of the year at Brown.
For the complete list of nominees, click here.