West Chester junior Kitty Fischer and Johns Hopkins junior Ana Bogdanovski have been honored by THE Collegiate Woman Sports Awards (CWSA). Fischer and Bogdanovski were nominated for the CWSA Woman Athlete of the Year award for Division II and Division III, respectively.
Each of the 11 included NCAA sports (cross country, basketball, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer,softball, swimming & diving, tennis, volleyball, and track & field) gets one nominee, with every NCAA member school getting to vote among the 11 finalists, one vote per school. The winners in each NCAA Division get the prestigious Honda Cup and the 2014 Woman of the Year award.
Fischer, who is up for DII Woman of the Year, won the 200 IM and 200 free at the Division II NCAA Championships, breaking a DII National record in the 200 IM. She was also second in the 100 and 200 breaststroke, and was named the CSCAA DII Swimmer of the Year.
Bogdanovski won the 50 and 200 frees at Division III NCAAs, plus played a key role in Johns Hopkins sweeping the relay events. Bogdanovski was on 4 of the 5 winning relays.
The Woman of the Year award is meant to honor athletic skills, leadership, academics and community service. The award-winners will be announced in June.