More than 120 NCAA female student-athletes representing multiple sports across NCAA Divisions I, II and III have been selected as 2014 Woman of the Year honorees by their athletics conferences and by independent schools. 2014 Illinois State graduate, Anna Stinson, is one of them.
The top-30 honorees will be honored, and the 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year winner will be announced, at the annual ceremony in Indianapolis on Sunday, Oct. 19.
Stinson excelled on the field and in the classroom for the Redbirds, starting all four years at midfield and winning numerous academic awards. In addition to being named an NCAA Woman of the Year finalist, Stinson was also a three-time MVC Elite 18 Award recipient, a 2013 Senior CLASS Award finalist, three-time Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District V choice, a three-time MVC Scholar-Athlete Team honoree, 2014 Dr. Charlotte West Scholar-Athlete Award recipient and 2013 National Soccer Coaches of America Association Scholar All-Region pick.
On the field, she anchored the Redbirds' midfield as a four-year starter. She was the named to the NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region Second Team selection (2011), a four-time All-Missouri Valley Conference performer (Second Team in 2013, First Team in 2012 and 2011, Honorable Mention in 2010), an MVC All-Tournament Team choice (2012), an MVC All-Freshman Team selection (2010) and a three-time MVC Scholar-Athlete Team honoree.
Stinson exited ISU with 19 career assists, which is fourth on the program's all-time list. She also added 12 goals.