Gall One of 128 Nominees for NCAA Woman of the Year Award
July 3, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana cross country and track and field standout Jessica Gall was honored as one of 128 student-athletes selected as nominees for the 17th annual Woman of the Year award, announced by the NCAA on July 2.
The nominees represent all three divisions and have excelled in academics, athletics and community service.
Gall, who just completed her master's degree in journalism, wrapped up her career at Indiana with a Big Ten individual title and a ninth-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 10,000-meter run.
A four-time All-American in cross country and track, Gall is the fourth straight Hoosier to earn the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. She is also a five-time All-Big Ten and a four-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree. Gall also earned a spot on the 2007 First Team ESPN The Magazine Academic Women's Track and Field/Cross Country All-America Team.
The top 10 winners per division will be announced in August and then narrowed to the top three winners per division in September. The Woman of the Year will be announced at an awards dinner in Indianapolis on Oct. 27.
Nominees are selected based on service and leadership activities, academic achievement, athletics excellence, and a personal statement describing benefits she has gained from her experience as a student-athlete.
To be eligible for this honor, the female student-athlete must have earned a varsity letter in an NCAA-sponsored sport and competed during the 2006-07 academic year. Each individual must also have completed intercollegiate eligibility in her primary sport by the end of the 2007 spring season and must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.
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