Meyer Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Award
June 22, 2015
Woman of the Year Nominees
Chloe Meyer of the Ohio State women's rowing team was nominated for the NCAA Woman of the Year award on June 19. The award honors the academic achievements, athletics excellence, community service and leadership of graduating female college athletes.
Meyer, a native of West Chester, Ohio, was a four-year member of the Buckeye rowing team and a part of three consecutive NCAA championships with the Buckeyes. Meyer was a two-time NCAA event champion as a member of Ohio State's second varsity eight and first varsity four boats, as well as a three-time Big Ten event champion. Most recently, Meyer helped the 2V8 to a silver medal at the 2015 NCAA Championships in Gold River, Calif.
An active member of the Ohio State community, Meyer graduated this spring with a degree in neuroscience and a 3.68 GPA. A member of the University Honors program and the Chi Omega Sorority, she was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, four-time Ohio State Scholar Athlete and Provost Scholar, as well as a 2015 Big Ten Medal of Honor finalist and recipient of a Big Ten Postgraduate Scholarship. Meyer spent time as a research assistant in the neuroscience and psychology departments and spent 10 days abroad in London as part of a University honors course. She was a member of the Ohio State Homecoming Court in the fall of 2014.
Meyer was also active in community service throughout her time at Ohio State. She volunteered with the Franklin County Children's Services Friendship Program, the Second and Seven Foundation, local hospitals and served on the BuckeyeThon Steering Committee, raising funds for Nationwide Children's Hospital. Meyer was a medical volunteer in Tanzania in the summer of 2014 and is planning a mission trip to Haiti in 2015.
Eligible female student-athletes are nominated by their member school. Each conference office then reviews the nominations from its member schools and submits its conference nominee to the NCAA. The NCAA Woman of the Year selection committee selects the Top 30 candidates --10 each from Divisions I, II and III -- and then three finalists from each division. The Committee on Women's Athletics selects the winner from the top nine.
All 30 Woman of the Year honorees will be recognized, and the 2015 Woman of the Year announced, at an awards dinner at the Westin Indianapolis Oct. 18.