University of Iowa graduate Kathleen Doyle was selected by the athletic department as the 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee, the NCAA announced on Monday.
In 30 years, this award has been given to a student-athlete that excels academically, athletically, and committed to community service and leadership.
The LaGrange Park, Illinois, native ended her collegiate career at Iowa ranked second all-time in assists (706) and 13th in scoring (1,537).
Doyle’s senior season was highlighted by top-50 national rankings in five statistical categories, including sixth in the nation in total assists (189), seventh in assists per game (6.3), 19th in free throws made (147), 37th in total points (544), and 49th in points per game (18.1).
She finished her academic career with a 4.000 spring term grade point average and a 3.84 GPA overall.
Doyle was named to three All-America teams, including Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, Associated Press (third team), and United States Basketball Writers Association (third team). She also earned Academic All-Big Ten and was named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Athlete.
The Big Ten office will select their nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year and will be announced by the NCAA in August.