The NCAA Woman of the Year award honors graduating female student-athletes who have a proven track record of distinguishing themselves academically, athletically and in the community. This year there were a record number 581 nominees across all NCAA divisions and sports.
Bouter just concluded a decorated career on the Houston Swimming & Diving team, excelling both athletically and academically. The South Africa native is a two-time American Athletic Conference Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year, two-time Arthur Ashe Jr. Scholar-Athlete selection, four-time CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-American and four-time American All-Academic team selection.
In the pool Bouter is a two-time American Champion in the 3-Meter, 12x American Diver of the Week, three-time American Athletic Conference team selection in multiple events and four-time NCAA Zone Diving qualifier.
The NCAA Woman of the Year award is headed by the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics and will be voted on in the coming weeks. The selection committee will choose its top-10 honorees from each division, followed by a vote for the top-3 from each division. A final vote will then take place to determine the 2018 winner. The top-10 honorees from each division and the 2018 award winner will be announced Oct. 28 in Indianapolis.