CASTINE, Maine -- Maine Maritime Academy's Miranda McIntire (Alna, Maine) has been selected as a nominee for both the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) and NCAA Woman of the Year awards.
McIntire, Maine Maritime's 2018-2019 Female Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year, graduated in May with a degree in International Business & Logistics and an impressive 3.96 GPA. A four-year member of the Maine Maritime women's soccer team, McIntire served as a two-year captain for the Mariners.
McIntire was named to the 2018 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Women's Soccer Second Team and the 2017 NAC Women's Soccer Sportsmanship Team. McIntire has been named to the NAC All-Academic team for three years and earned the Maine Maritime Women's Soccer Lauren McKenna Team Leadership Award.
On the field, McIntire started all 16 games during her senior season and helped lead the team to most wins in program history (11) and eight shutouts. McIntire helped anchor a Mariner defense that ranked first in the conference in goals allowed, and goals against average during the regular season.
Off the field, McIntire was a member of the Student-Athletic Advisory Committee, Title IX Advisory Committee and the Student Business Logistics Association. She volunteered her time with Maine Maritime Academy Women's Soccer Summer Camps and the Special Olympics, while also serving as a student-worker in both the Athletics and College Relations departments at Maine Maritime.
Seven female student athletes were nominated for the prestigious award which encompasses all facets of the NCAA Division III student athlete experience, while A record 585 (192 Division III) female college athletes were nominated for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
Both the NAC Man of the Year and NAC Woman of the Year awards are modeled after the NCAA's Woman of the Year program which honors graduating student athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletic excellence, service, and leadership.
The NAC Man and Woman of the Year award winners will be announced July 17 and 18, respectively, and will be honored on their campuses during the 2019-20 academic year.
The NAC Woman of the Year will be considered for the NCAA Woman of the Year award. The NCAA Woman of the Year selection committee, made up of representatives from the NCAA membership, will choose the Top 30 national honorees — 10 from each division.
The selection committee will then determine the top three honorees in each division from the Top 30, and announce the nine finalists in September. From those nine finalists, the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics will choose the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year.
The Top 30 honorees will be celebrated, and the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year will be named, at the annual award ceremony on October 20 in Indianapolis.
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