DEFIANCE, Ohio — Eaton graduate Madi Bowman has been nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year by the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
“Established in 1991, the NCAA Woman of the Year program recognizes the academic achievements, athletic excellence, community service and leadership of graduating female student-athletes from all three divisions,” a press release from Defiance said. “Eligible student-athletes are first nominated by their member schools before each conference office submits up to two nominees to the NCAA. After the NCAA identifies the top 30, including 10 from each division, the list is narrowed down to three from each division. From those nine finalists, the NCAA Woman of the Year is named in the fall.”
After graduating from Eaton in 2016, she attended Defiance College where she ran track and field and played soccer for the Yellow Jackets from 2016-2020.
“She holds school records in both sports and ranks among the best throwers in Defiance history,” the release said. “At the conclusion of the 2019-20 academic year, Bowman was the recipient of DC’s Female Purple and Gold Distinguished Athlete Award.”
Bowman earned her Bachelor of Science in exercise science this past May from Defiance with magna cum laude honors. Additionally, she has received several academic accolades and was involved in service-oriented activities during her time at the college.
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