Dec. 4, 2008
A 30-minute broadcast of the 2008 NCAA Woman of the Year program will air at 4 p.m. ET Friday, December 5, on ESPN2 as part of the “NCAA On Campus” program.
Former Seminole Kandia Batchelor was a Top 10 division winner and candidate for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
Nkolika “Nicky” Anosike, a former basketball student-athlete at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, was named the 2008 NCAA Woman of the Year at a dinner in Indianapolis on October 19.
The award — one of the most prestigious the NCAA bestows — was accepted by her former coach at Tennessee, Pat Summit, and her mother, Ngozi Anosike. Nicky Anosike could not attend the event because she is playing professional basketball in Israel during the WNBA off-season. Anosike was drafted into the WNBA by the Minnesota Lynx, where she started in all 34 games during the 2008 season and averaged 9.2 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.
The award honors female student-athletes who have completed their eligibility, demonstrated academic and athletics excellence and engaged in community service and leadership opportunities.