Release courtesy of Rose-Hulman
TERRE HAUTE, IN -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology graduate Elizabeth Evans (Bicknell, Ind./North Knox) will represent the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference in the NCAA Woman of the Year contest this summer.
More than 140 NCAA female student-athletes representing multiple sports across NCAA Divisions I, II and III were selected as 2013 Woman of the Year honorees by their athletics conferences and by independent schools.
Evans was chosen as the HCAC representative after completing the most accomplished athletic career in Rose-Hulman history this spring.
The five-time NCAA Division III high jump national champion earned eight total All-American awards in eight appearances at NCAA National Championship meets. She won her fifth NCAA Division III Outdoor National Championship this May at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse to become just the second student-athlete in NCAA Division III history to win five career national titles in the high jump.
Evans also became the first five-time national champion and eight-time All-American in Rose-Hulman history. She also received multiple Capital One Academic All-American honors in her career and earned bachelor's degrees in both mathematics and electrical engineering from Rose-Hulman in May. Her eight All-American awards include five first-place efforts (2013 Outdoors; 2012 Indoors and Outdoors; 2011 Indoors and Outdoors), two national runner-up performances (2010 Indoors and Outdoors) and one third-place effort (2013 Indoors).
She also placed seventh in the high jump at the USA Track and Field National Championships in Des Moines in June. Her leap of 6' 0 1/2" at Drake University also set a new NCAA Division III all-time record, breaking a mark Evans set twice earlier this season.
In August, the NCAA Woman of the Year selection committee will select the top 10 honorees in each division from the pool of over 140 representatives to be recognized. In September, the selection committee will announce the top nine finalists (three from each division), and the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics will vote from amongst those finalists to determine the 2013 Woman of the Year.
On Oct. 20 in Indianapolis, the NCAA will announce the 2013 Woman of the Year and will honor the top 30 nominees.