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Anna Macedonia Selected as CAC NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee

Tuesday, June 12, 2012
York, Pa. - Marymount University senior All-American Swimmer Anna was selected by the Capital Athletic Conference Directors of Athletics as the conference’s 2012 NCAA Woman of the Year program candidate.

Macedonia is one of more than 400 nominees from all three NCAA Divisions of colleges and universities for the 22nd annual NCAA Woman of the Year award, which honors senior student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership.

To be eligible for the award, female student-athletes must have completed intercollegiate eligibility in her primary sport by the end of the 2012 spring season, graduated no later than the end of the 2012 summer term and achieved a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.50.

Four national finalists have represented the CAC in the NCAA Woman of the Year competition since 1996, including Goucher’s Michele Mohylman (1996), Mary Washington’s Melissa Block (2003), Goucher’s Stephanie LaGue (2005) and Salisbury’s Sue Ackermann (2008).

Macedonia, who was previously selected as the 2012 CAC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year, is the first Marymount student-athlete to be selected as the CAC’s nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year.

Macedonia is an art education major with a 3.84 grade point average. She is a four-time CAC Scholar-Athlete and the 2011 Linda McMahon Award winner as MU’s top student-athlete. She was recently named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America team, earning third-team recognition on the Women’s At-Large team.

In the pool, she is a two-time CAC Women’s Swimmer of the Year who went on to earn Honorable Mention recognition twice at the NCAA Championships. She won five events and broke three records at the 2012 CAC Swim Championships and earned Honorable Mention All-America awards in the 100 backstroke in consecutive seasons.

Among her numerous service and leadership contributions, Macedonia contributes on campus as a peer tutor in the Learning Resource Center. She also volunteered with Nadar por Vida, an organization founded to teach swimming to underprivileged youths in Northern Virginia. The primary goal is to serve low income and minority populations where competitive swimming and water safety is not a prominent emphasis in the current culture.

An NCAA committee will select a group of 10 semifinalists from each of the three Divisions will be announced in August, and the three finalists from each division will be announced in September. The national winner, selected from the nine divisional finalists, will be announced at Woman of the Year Awards Dinner in Indianapolis on October.