BRISTOL, Tenn. – Elizabeth Swallow has concluded her women's golf career at King University, but she is still collected awards. The NCAA announced their nominees for Woman of the Year, and Swallow is one of a record 517 submissions for this year's award.
Of the record 517 nominations, Swallow is one of 117 nominees for NCAA Woman of the Year in Division II. The award is in its 26th year as the Woman of the Year Program was established in 1991. The Woman of the Year is selected on the four pillars of academics, athletics, service and leadership. For fans that want to stay involved with the Woman of the Year on social media, use the hashtag #NCAAWOTY.
The Berkshire, England native was nothing short of impressive while at King, earning All-Conference Carolinas all four years as well as Conference Carolinas Player of the Year in 2014. She became the first King women's golfer to qualify and play in an NCAA South Regional, also coming in 2014 after she won the individual Conference Carolinas championship. In 2014, Swallow was also selected King University's SAAC Female Scholar Athlete of the Year and in 2016 she was selected as King's Susie Toomey Female Athlete of the Year.
Off the golf course, Swallow was a two-time academic all-conference honoree and was named Conference Carolinas Scholar Athlete of the Year for women's golf in both 2015 and 2016. In 2014 and 2015 she was also selected CoSIDA Academic All-District in the at large division. Swallow graduated in April with her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Mathematics with a cumulative GPA of 3.86.
Swallow was also involved on campus outside of the class room as she was selected by King faculty and staff as one of two students to give a lecture at the King University Institute of Faith and Culture. She was also president of the King University Women in S.T.E.M. Club and a member of the King University President's Society.
Swallow is one of eight nominees from Conference Carolinas and the list will be narrowed to the conference nominees later this summer.