She was once an aspiring high school athlete like you, and after many achievements in her sport (two sports actually), she has earned an honor far beyond performance.

Meet Elizabeth Phillips, seven-time All-American and biomedical engineering graduate of Washington University in St. Louis − the 2012 NCAA Woman of the Year.

Phillips was chosen from among nine finalists during the 22nd annual NCAA Woman of the Year awards program Sunday night in Indianapolis. The award honors female student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in academic achievement, athletics excellence, community service and leadership.

“Winning Woman of the Year was really exciting! I was so surprised when my name was read,” said Phillips. “It is exciting to put my school on the map in that way and to…   more

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