Arizona's Whitney Myers Named Pac-10 Woman Of The Year

June 12, 2007

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- The Pacific-10 Conference has named Whitney Myers of ARIZONA its 2006-07 Woman of the Year award winner. The Wildcat swimmer will represent the Conference as its nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year award.

A native of Oxford, Ohio, Myers is a 14-time record-holder at Arizona, earning her the 2006 Pac-10 Swimmer of the Year award. She was the 2007 NCAA Champion in the 200 IM (1:54.89), and tallied a total of six first team All-American honors at the championships. Myers, most recently named the Phoenix Women's Sports Association 2006-07 Female University Student-Athlete of the Year, holds four of the top spots on Arizona's all-time top performances list.

Myers has excelled in the classroom as well, earning First Team All-Academic All-American and All-Pac-10 honors for four straight years (2004-07). She was also named an Arizona Academic Champion in 2006 and 2007.

In addition to her athletic and academic accolades, Myers has been involved with the Pac-10's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, serving as the co-Vice Chair, as well as holding the title of co-President of Arizona's Student-Athlete Advisory Board. She also spends numerous hours volunteering her time as a reader at local elementary schools, organizing swim meets and working with low-income families.

The NCAA Woman of the Year award honors senior student-athletes for their cumulative collegiate achievements in service, leadership, athletics and academics. The top 10 honorees from Divisions I, II and III will be honored, and the 2007 NCAA Woman of the Year announced at a dinner in Indianapolis October 27, 2007.

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PAC-10 CONFERENCE -- ARIZONA's Whitney Myers was named the 2006-07 Pac-10 Woman of the Year and nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year award.

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