~ By Josh Mitchell, assistant director of Athletic Communications, reprinted from Campus News

Fresno State seniors Maggie Eppright (volleyball)  and Annemarie Schwanz (cross country/track and field) have been selected as nominees for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year award.

The NCAA Woman of the Year award honors graduating female college athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in academics, athletics, service and leadership.

Eppright, a 2017 graduate with an interior design degree, wrapped up her four-year Bulldog volleyball career last fall as the program leader in digs per set (3.89) and second in program history in digs with 1,788 to finish fourth in Mountain West history in digs.

A captain as a senior, Eppright led the Bulldogs to a 15-14 overall mark in 2016 for the ‘Dogs third winning season since 2012. The San Luis Obispo native also finished third in program history in sets played (459) and tied for fifth in matches played (125).

A CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 First Team selection in 2016, Eppright was also a standout in the classroom during her time as a Bulldog completing her degree in interior design with a 3.93 GPA.

Eppright earned CoSIDA Academic All-District Second Team as a sophomore in 2014 and was a three-time Academic All-Mountain West selection.

Schwanz boasts a 4.0 GPA while working toward her master’s degree in civil engineering. On June 10, 2017, she became the first two-time All-American distance runner in program history after earning after second-team honors in the 1,500 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore.

Click here to read more about Schwanz.

Next, conferences assess their member school nominees and select up to two conference nominees. The Woman of the Year selection committee, made up of representatives from the NCAA membership, will then choose the top 30 honorees – 10 from each division.

The full list of NCAA Woman of the Year nominees and official release from the NCAA can be found here.

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