Morgon Bolton Nominated For 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year Award

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Mogan Bolton – photo from smumustangs.com

(SMU/NCAA) – SMU graduate Morgan Bolton has been nominated for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year award after completing her senior seasons on the Hilltop.

Bolton was a three-year starter at point guard for the Mustangs. As a senior, she led the team to the WNIT Round of 16 with postseason wins against Louisiana Tech and Abilene Christian before losing at Indiana. She had a team-high 84 assists while averaging 6.0 points per game during SMU’s 19-win season. Bolton graduated in May of 2016 with a degree from SMU in biological sciences, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in management.

Morgan was a 2012 graduate of Duncanville High School and helped lead the Pantherettes at a 28-0 record in district play in the 2011-2012 season. She was named to the 2012 5A State All-Tournament team, was a McDonald’s All-American nominee, named to the 2012 5A State All-Academic team, and graduated in the top 10 percent of her class.

In its 27th year, the NCAA Woman of the Year award honors graduating female collegiate student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership throughout their collegiate careers.

NCAA Woman of the Year nominees are submitted each year by member schools. Conferences will select up to two conference nominees apiece from the pool of school nominees and, from there, the Woman of the Year selection committee will determine the top 30 honorees, 10 from each division. Nine finalists from that list will be announced in September with the winner announced on Oct. 22 in Indianapolis.

To view the full list of 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year honorees, visit ncaa.org.

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