Nevada swimming and diving standout Rebecca Murray was selected to represent Nevada as its 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year nominee. 

Established in 1991, the NCAA Woman of the Year award recognizes graduating female college athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership throughout their collegiate careers.

In her four years at Nevada, Murray collected not only a Mountain West Championship in 2016 but also won back-to-back Mountain West titles in the 100 freestyle as a junior and senior. She wrote her name in the record book several times as an individual and as a member of relay squads. Most recently she was a key part of the 200-yard freestyle relay that broke the 1999 school record with a time of 1:31.10. 

The Falkirk, Scotland native was not only successful in the pool but also in the classroom. Murray collected Academic All-Mountain West, Mountain West Scholar-Athlete and Mountain West All-Conference honors all four years along with CSCAA Scholar All-American First Team honors as a freshman. 

Murray recently graduated Magna Cum Laude with a 3.9 career GPA and with honors in Accounting. A member of Beta Alpha Psi and Beta Gamma Sigma, she was in the top 7% of the business school as a junior and named to the Dean's List each and every semester. 

Next, the Mountain West, along with the other conferences will select up to two nominees to represent their conferences. Then, the Woman of the Year selection committee, made up of representatives from the NCAA membership, will choose the Top 30 honorees — 10 from each division.

The selection committee will determine the top three honorees from each division from the Top 30 and announce the nine finalists in September. From those nine finalists, the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics then will choose the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year. The Top 30 honorees will be celebrated and the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year will be named at the annual award ceremony Oct. 20 in Indianapolis.

(University of Nevada)