Whitney Myers Named NCAA Woman of the Year

Johnny Cruz
Oct. 27, 2007

Whitney Myers, a record-setting swimmer and diver at The University of Arizona, was named the NCAA Woman of the Year at an NCAA dinner in Indianapolis.

The award recognizes outstanding female student-athletes who have excelled in athletics, academics, leadership and service. Myers was selected from 128 nominees representing all three NCAA divisions.

While at the UA, Myers has received many accolades for academic and athletic performance. She is a four-time first-team Academic All-American, and a two-time UA Academic Champion.

A native of Oxford, Ohio, Myers is a 14-time record-holder at Arizona, earning her the 2006 Pac-10 Swimmer of the Year award. She was the 2007 NCAA Champion in the 200 individual medley (1:54.89), and tallied a total of six first team All-American honors at the championships.

A member of the United States National Women’s Swimming and Diving Team, Myers finished third at the 2004 Olympic Trials and was recognized by USA Swimming for the Female Performance of the Year in 2006.

Myers has been involved with the Pac-10's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, serving as the co-vice chair, as well as holding the title of co-president of the UA Student-Athlete Advisory Board. She also spends numerous hours volunteering her time reading at local elementary schools, organizing swim meets and working with low-income families.

While in Indianapolis, the top 10 Woman of the Year honorees also will participate in a community-service project for Habitat for Humanity.

The 2006 Woman of the Year was Anne Bersagel, a former cross country and track and field student-athlete at Wake Forest.