CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Shaw University's Christine Ngeve of the softball and volleyball team was honored as the 2019 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Woman of the Year voted upon by the CIAA and its Senior Woman Administrators (SWA) Association sub-committee announced July 8.
Ngeve joins Fayetteville State's Teeya McLean who both represent the conference as considerations for the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, which accepts two honorees if at least one of the student-athletes is a woman of color or international student-athlete.
Ngeve, a Greensboro, NC native, was a Psychology major with a minor in Social Work at Shaw University, making the Dean's List all four years and graduating Summa Cum Laude with a 3.76 grade point average. She is an active member in her community, spending time as a volunteer for several organizations - including One Step Further and The Passage Home - while also serving as a Crisis Text Line Counselor. Ngeve also served in various leadership roles on campus at Shaw, including Vice President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Chief of Staff for the organization Queen in You, Secretary/Peer Mentor for R.I.S.E. against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, and Secretary/Chaplain for her chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. A three-sport athlete during her time at Shaw, Ngeve was a two-time CIAA champion in volleyball and an All-Rookie selection in softball while also competing in track & field for the Bears.
Ngeve graduated from Shaw in May, 2019.
A record 585 female college athletes have been nominated by NCAA member schools for the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year award. The nominees competed in 23 different sports across all three NCAA divisions, including 262 nominees from Division I, 131 from Division II and 192 from Division III. Multisport student-athletes account for 144 of the nominees.
Ngeve now moves on to the next phase as the NCAA Woman of the Year selection committee will identify the Top 30 – 10 from each division – and from there select three finalists from each division. The Committee on Women's Athletics then selects the winner from the nine finalists.
All 30 Woman of the Year honorees will be recognized, and the 2019 Woman of the Year announced, at an awards dinner in Indianapolis on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.
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