Luther College softball player Shari Huber has been selected as the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's nominee for the 2013 NCAA Woman of the Year award.
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.
Each conference selects one or two women from the nominees to represent the conference. Those names are then sent to the Woman of the Year selection committee, which chooses the top 10 honorees in each division.
In August, the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics (CWA) selection committee will choose the top 10 honorees in each division. In September, the field of 30 candidates will be narrowed to three per division. Finally, the members of the CWA will vote from among the top nine finalists to determine the 2013 NCAA Woman of the Year.
The top 30 honorees will be honored and the 2013 NCAA Woman of the Year winner will be announced at the annual ceremony in Indianapolis Oct. 20.
A total of 455 female student-athletes were nominated for the 2013 NCAA Woman of the Year award. Of those nominees, 214 participated in Division I, 90 participated in Division II and 151 participated in Division III athletics.
Additional individuals from the Iowa Conference nominated for this year's NCAA Woman of the Year award include Central College track and field athlete Felicia Coleman, Houston, Texas; and Wartburg College volleyball and track and field athlete Britlyn Sieck, Fayette.