Gabi Razma Named HCAC Nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year Award

Gabi Razma Named HCAC Nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year Award


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. --- The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference has named two-sport student-athlete Gabi Razma from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology as the conference's nomination for NCAA Woman of the Year. NCAA conferences and a selection committee have nominated 154 women from a program-record 581 school nominees for the 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

Razma is one of a record 154 conference nominees for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award, including 62 at the NCAA Division III level.  The four pillars of the NCAA Woman of the Year Award include academics, athletics, service and leadership.  

Earlier this summer, Razma became the first multi-sport Google Cloud Academic All-American award winner in the history of women's athletics at Rose-Hulman.  She earned first-team Google Cloud Academic All-American honors in volleyball (2017) and was a second-team selection in track and field (2018).

Razma was previously a first-team Academic All-American in volleyball in 2017.  The effort marks the first time in Rose-Hulman history that a female student-athlete has earned Academic All-American honors in multiple sports. 

Razma completed one of the most decorated careers in Rose-Hulman women's sports history this season.  The standout was a two-time Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player in two sports, earning Volleyball Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2014 and 2017, Indoor Field Athlete of the Year accolades in 2018, and Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year honors in 2018.

Her track and field career included 17 HCAC championships, including seven individual titles in the triple jump.  She also claimed four individual championships in the 4-x-400 meter relay, three titles in the 4-x-200 meter relay, two 400-meter individual titles, and the 2018 outdoor javelin championship.  Most importantly, her efforts helped Rose-Hulman sweep the 2018 HCAC Indoor and Outdoor team championships.

Razma's career also includes six school records (javelin, indoor and outdoor triple jump; 4-x-200 indoors; 4-x-400 indoors; 4-x-400 outdoors).  She is a five-time all-region honoree and earned Academic All-District honors for the third consecutive year.

In volleyball, Razma capped her career as a four-time first-team all-HCAC selection and a two-time HCAC Defensive Most Valuable Player.  She holds the Rose-Hulman single-game (46) and career (2,655) school records for digs. 

In the classroom, Razma completed her undergraduate degree in May with a 3.97 grade point average as a biomedical engineering major.  She was also named Rose-Hulman's top class of 2018 biomedical engineering graduate.

The nominees represent college athletes from 18 different sports spanning all three NCAA divisions. Of those recognized, 58 nominees competed in Division I, 34 in Division II and 62 in Division III.

Nominees competing in a sport not sponsored by their school's core conference were placed in a separate pool to be considered by a selection committee. Up to four independent nominees could be selected to move forward in the process with the conference nominees.

The Top 30 honorees, comprising 10 women from each division, will be named by the Woman of the Year selection committee in September. From there, the selection committee will narrow the pool to nine finalists — with three from each division — in early October. One of those finalists will then be named the 2018 Woman of the Year by the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics.

The Top 30 honorees will be celebrated and the 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year will be named at the annual banquet Oct. 28 in Indianapolis.

The NCAA Woman of the Year program has recognized graduating female student-athletes for excellence in academics, athletics, community service and leadership since its inception in 1991.