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Megan Walker NCAA Woman of the Year nominee
May 15, 2015


AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn All-America gymnast Megan Walker has been nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year honors and was named to the Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District 4 team. The Brackney, Pa., native earned two degrees from Auburn in business and physical education.

Walker earned both NAGC/W regular season and postseason All-America honors this year. She earned All-America second-team honors at the NCAA Championship for her performance on beam, scoring 9.850, the first postseason NCAA All-America award for her.

Walker earned All-SEC honors at the SEC Championship, tying for third on beam with a 9.9 and scoring a 9.825 on both bars and floor. She was ranked 11th nationally on bars and won 10 event titles this season, including seven beam and three bars.

She helped Auburn gymnastics finish the 2015 season with 52 broken or tied program records following its incredible run to the NCAA Super Six for only the second time in history and the first in 22 years.

"I am incredibly thankful and humbled to be nominated for this award and for having the opportunity to represent Auburn to the best of my ability these past four years," Walker said. "I am forever indebted to my professors, coaches, staff, faculty, teammates, and the Athletic Department for everything they did for me. They taught me invaluable lessons and have given me incredible experiences; I hope that I've been able to make a fraction of the difference in their lives as they have mine."

The NCAA Woman of the Year program honors the academic achievements, athletics excellence, community service and leadership of graduating female college athletes from all three divisions. To be eligible, nominees must have competed and earned a varsity letter in an NCAA-sponsored sport and must have completed eligibility in her primary sport. Eligible female student-athletes are nominated by their member school. Each conference office then reviews the nominations from its member schools and submits its conference nominee to the NCAA.

The NCAA Woman of the Year selection committee selects the Top 30 - 10 from each division and then three finalists from each division. The Committee on Women's Athletics selects the winner from the Top 9.

All 30 Woman of the Year honorees will be recognized, and the 2015 Woman of the Year announced, at an awards dinner at the Westin Indianapolis on October 18, 2015.

As a Capital One CoSIDA academic all-district honoree, Walker will be placed on the ballot for Academic All-America recognition. That award will be announced in June.



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