Former Claflin University track athlete Trisana Fairweather has been selected as one of nine finalists for the 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
The announcement was made by the NCAA via social media Tuesday. The nine finalists will be honored at an awards dinner Oct. 28 in Indianapolis, where the 2018 Woman of the Year will be named.
Finalists were selected from a group of 30 honorees who will be recognized during the event. This group of 30 includes 10 honorees from each NCAA division and represents a range of sports. Schools nominated a record 581 college athletes for the award.
Fairweather, a native of Hope Bay Port Antonio, Portland Jamaica, graduated summa cum laude in May with a bachelor's in business administration (concentration in accounting) and began pursuing her master's degree in accounting at Indiana University this fall.
In 2016 Fairweather was the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Champion in the 200 meters and was named the Claflin University Female Athlete of the Year, as well as the institution's Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. She was twice named Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Track Athlete of the Year (2015, 2016).
She earned seven U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-America honors and holds five Claflin track and field individual records, including marks in the 55-meter, 60-meter, 100-meter, 200-meter and 400-meter events. She also was a member of two relay teams that hold school records — the 4x100 and 4x400.
The Woman of the Year Award honors graduating female college athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in academics, athletics, service and leadership.