Ripon, WI -- Beloit College's Erika Zevin has been named the Midwest Conference's nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year, the conference office announced on Thursday.
The NCAA Woman of the Year Award honors senior student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership.
A tennis standout, she captured the singles championships in 2006, 2007 and 2009. Zevin also finished runner up in 2008 in the number two singles flight, while also finishing as runner up in number one doubles all four seasons (2006-09). With her three singles championships Zevin became only the fifth Midwest Conference women’s tennis player to achieve the trifecta. As a Buccaneer she finished with a 42-17 career singles record.
In the classroom, Zevin, an integrative and medical biology major, earned academic all-conference status three times and was named to CoSIDA’s Academic All-District team in 2010. A Kappa Delta Academic Excellence Chair member, she was also named to the Beloit Dean’s List six times and has been accepted to MD program at Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
Zevin also spent a semester abroad in 2009 in Sydney, Australia where she volunteered her time with the North Ride Hospital and Relay for Life. She also volunteered her time as a set designer for Kids, Fun and Drama and as a tennis instructor for SCORE Tennis and Fitnesss to help children grow as athletes and as people.
In August, the top ten honorees per division will be announced for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. In September, the field of 30 semifinalists will be narrowed to three per division. The top ten honorees and the nine finalists from Divisions I, II and III will be honored and the 2010 NCAA Woman of the Year winner announced at a dinner in Indianapolis on October 17, 2010.